I started a six week yoga program this past week. The program is called 40 Days to a Personal Revolution and it was created by Baron Baptiste, founder of Baptiste Power Yoga. I had seen it advertised at my yoga studio, Soul Yoga Lounge (which I love), but I didn’t put much thought into doing it because of the price. The teacher of the program, Alexandria, contacted me the night before the first day and asked why I wasn’t doing it, saying that she felt like I was supposed to and that she would really like to help me out if I was interested. I graciously accepted her offer and showed up to the first meeting with absolutely no idea what to expect or what I was getting myself into. Now, a week into the program, I’ve begun to form a habit of daily meditation and yoga practice. Each week is centered around a topic (this week was presence), a meditation and yoga practice, readings, journaling, and an overall consciousness of healthy living practices.
This week called for a 5 minute meditation in the morning and evening and a 20 minute yoga practice daily. I was successful this week with the exception of one missed meditation because I haven’t figured out how to meditate through tears yet (maybe I’ll learn that skill by the end of this). Next week the meditation and yoga get a little longer, and in week six, two 30 minute meditations and a 90 minute practice each day! I’m definitely intimidated by that, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
I’m still not entirely sure why I felt led to participate in this. I have a pretty good idea. This breakup stuff is proving to be pretty hard for me still, even a few months afterward, and I think maybe this is the way I’m being led to deal with it to move on. The idea of moving on makes me deeply sad, but holding on isn’t making me happy either. I’m looking to the next five weeks to reflect on myself and my path, and hopefully to let go of the things that are no more.