Me and My Yoga

My Journey With the Practice

Amethyst Champagne

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Yoga.

I practice it daily.

And while this kind of content isn’t something I usually write about, I was compelled to share my experience with you for some reason.

What is Yoga?

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While I knew what the core of what yoga was, I didn’t have a definition I could write for you, so here is one from Bing:

Yoga is a practice that involves physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation to promote mental and physical well-being. It also aims to create a union between body, mind, and spirit, as well as between the individual and universal consciousness.

While it originated in India, certain styles of yoga have been created by other cultures who adopted the practice throughout the centuries.

Why I Began Doing Yoga

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve battled with mental stress-induced muscle tension and a general lack of flexibility.

While dance helped immensely with that, when I aged out of my dance studio, I needed something else that provided me with the same relief.

This search led me to yoga videos on YouTube a couple of years ago, right around when the pandemic struck the world.

How It’s Helped Me

I feel more connected with various aspects of myself, and knowing what I’m doing will also help me for years to come.

Doing yoga also keeps me from becoming unnecessarily tight in my muscles, helping my body and mind release the tension.

The Types of Yoga

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