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My 30 days of yoga – the review

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A busy job, just moved in together, decided to be my own boss…I had so much going on in my life. The thought of me going to the gym would literally make me sick. So on the 12th of January I decided to get it together and do something that was good for me, physically and mentally: Yoga!

My 30 days of yoga – the review

Fitness bores me beyond believe and running is a no go with that awful knee of mine. I did CrossFit a couple of years ago and I liked it in the beginning but later on I noticed it started to get too tough because it got me too fired up and my mind couldn’t cope with it. So when I read that the lovely people at Balanzs Yoga Studio in Rotterdam were having a 30 day yoga challenge, I decided to step up my game and joined!

Getting ready
The reasons I wanted to join was to find something that suited me well, to get more flexible and most important, to try to get more balance between body and mind.ย So I got my yoga mat and plenty of yoga gear (shopping rules!) and signed in! The awesome thing is that the yoga studio is very close from #FITGIRLCODE HQ so I could go before or after work. And also, the showers are to die for! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The first week
I was super excited to start! It was quite heavy sometimes and the first three days I didn’t feel so good. I had the feeling my body was full of toxins and I was going to get sick. My mind was racing faster than ever during class. When we were in savasana (resting pose) I was thinking of all the emails I still had to answer and why I didn’t answer them sooner and of all the work I still had to do. I was beating myself up for it and I was super moody but I knew my body and mind were just responding to yoga so I was glad there was a noticeable change!

After the fourth day my body felt much better, I started to feel the blood pumping through my body, sounds strange but that’s the closest way to describe it. I was still thinking about work sometimes during savasana BUT I wasn’t beating myself up for it. I didn’t feel so stressed and things seem to go just a little bit easier. And I guess the most important thing: I felt proud of myself for something good, other than just work!

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Trying to get those feet flat ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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  1. Charlotte

    Heel herkenbaar! Yoga is heerlijk (& verslavend). Ashtanga Yoga is bij mij grote favoriet. Ook nog eens een heerlijke workout ๐Ÿ™‚ Good job Laura!!

    • Laura

      Hoi Charlotte,

      Dankjewel voor je lieve berichtje! Je hebt helemaal gelijk, het is zo heerlijk omdat het goed voor mind en body is. Doe je het al lang?
      X

      Laura

  2. Ann

    Inspiring post!

    One note: I think ‘heavy’ is translated directly from Dutch to English ? I think you could better use ‘intense’ , ‘demanding’, ‘exhausting’, ‘difficult’, or ‘tough’.
    It makes the reading a bit easier ๐Ÿ™‚ (Heavy better fits in sentences such as: ‘This dumbbell is heavy’.

    • Laura

      Thanks Ann!! Xxx

  3. Saskia

    Ah leuk artikel, krijg meteen zin in yoga ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Laura

      Hoi Saskia,

      Lief om te horen, thank you! En ga je ook yoga proberen?

      X Lau

  4. Nienke

    I’m a yoga teacher and I strongly discourage doing breathing techniques without the supervision of a qualified teacher… It can mess your breathing up big time (hyperventilation) and even be counter productive to your yoga practice when not done correctly.

    • Laura

      Hi Nienke,

      Thank you for your message. Good point! I added it in the article ๐Ÿ™‚

      Laura

  5. Stรฉphanie

    Nice article Lau, seriously feeling a bit more relaxed already after reading the article! I loved doing Bikram Yoga, but I haven’t found the time recently to go. Unfortunately, there is no studio next door to work ๐Ÿ™ Xxx