Holy insane experience!
When my mom told me 15 years ago I needed to try yoga because she thought I would like it, I told her “psssh, I’m a soccer player, Mom. That isn’t even a workout 🙄”....and here I am 15 yrs later a certified yoga instructor who just attended my 1st ever sound bath. I would have never in 1,000,000 years imagined myself so connected to yoga and everything that comes with the practice. Never. But here I am.
Today marks the beginning of my bday month and today was also the first time I stepped foot into a yoga studio in I can’t even tell you how long. Before I discovered I had a tumor behind my eye last year, I became suspicious something was wrong somewhere because my balance was often way off. ESPECIALLY during yoga. Once I found out I had a tumor the size of another eyeball behind my eyeball my brain somehow created an aversion to doing yoga in an actual studio. Like they were related somehow. The tumor and yoga. But they aren’t. At all. But my actual place where I could go and completely reconnect with myself had been taken from me because of my own mental roadblock. (Yes, Mental Performance Coaches have mental roadblocks, too! We aren’t immune!). I’ve been unconsciously afraid to go back to a studio to practice yoga for so many months because I have been afraid of finding my balance is off and I have another tumor behind my eye. Obviously that isn’t going to happen. So long story short, like I teach my athletes, I have a choice. I felt so alive and connected to myself during this sound bath that was in an actual yoga studio I am declaring September the month I take my home practice back to the studio. I have a choice to remain afraid or to work thru the barrier. And here I go! Don’t mind me, I’ll just be choosing to work thru it. Because I value connection and I want to remain connected to this feeling I have right now. #themindfulathlete #yoga #choices #soundbath #septembertoremember #corevalues #persevere #mentalroadblocks #connection #overcomeobstacles ✨🧘🏼♀️