“Today I have stepped back on my Yoga mat: my first Love, my forever Love”.
I hadn’t felt that love for Yoga in a very long time (as you can read in Yoga Class Gone Bad). At last, I knew I was back for good.
Home practice: perfect for this introverted Aries.
My love for Yoga dates back to the middle 2000’s. I remember waking up at 6 am specifically to practice to Esther Eckhart’s videos. Which, for me, is a freaking, tear-inducing miracle: to say I am not a morning person is definitely an understatement!
Anyway, I looked forward to my time on the mat.
So much so that I still cherish the memories of those days. Utter freedom, pure connection to Yoga, experimenting with spirituality. I could get to be Myself fully: in solitude, for how long I wanted, in that sacred space represented by my bedroom.
The bliss of home practice lasted for a couple of years, that is until I had to move back in with my parents.
Yoga studios: not so perfect for this introverted Aries!
Deprived of my single bedroom and my student’s status, I had neither the space nor the solitude to connect with my asanas. Which led me to believe it might be the right the time to try the class thing. My God, what was I thinking?! In fact, I quit one studio, tried a second one, then quit that, too.
As an Introvert and Aries – the type who wants to create stuff on her own, test + customize everything – I didn’t think I fit in either group.
Unfortunately, that marked the end of my Yoga practice.
Autumn 2019: I found Glo.
However, last year something beautiful happened. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I came across Tiffany Cruikshank’s profile. It seemed legit (please read: devoid of any unnecessary glamour) and her bio had to link to Glo.com
It was Love at first sight!
To be honest with you, I had played with other streaming services but none of them seemed to meet my needs. On Glo, though, it only took me a couple of days to realize I had found my magic Yoga place.
High quality videos, bright settings, incredible value for money, world-class teachers (Cruikshank being one of them), and a sense of belonging I hadn’t felt in so long. I was practicing pure Yoga, not some overly simplified or overly twisted version of it.
“A couple of videos in and I have to pinch myself. Can I be actually so blissful thanks to Yoga?”
“I am surprisingly calm, centered, already choosing tomorrow’s video.”
This is how my journal went on…