My First Recorded Flow
I love watching yoga videos on Instagram. I decided it was time to create one for myself! I follow the_southern_yogi on Instagram, and she recently explained how she shoots pictures and videos of herself and her flows when no one else is around to help. I decided to try it. It was so much fun just feeling out the flow, watching myself on video, and then adding music. I felt like I had created something artistic, like all the videos I so enjoyed watching on others' accounts. A couple things I learned from this experiment:
1. I need to make yoga (either at home or in the studio) an absolute priority in my life. This means making time for it daily, even if it is only ten minutes on the mat. This consistency is needed in order to improve my practice and feel better about myself and life in general.
2. Creating a video and the thought of sharing it with others is scary. Social media brings a lot of positivity, but also a lot of judgment, criticism, and self-doubt. I don't want that to be my life. But, at the same time, I want to share this in some kind of creative outlet. Hence, why I am writing on this blog I haven't touched in 4 years. I need this as a way for me to push myself to improve and create a way for me to track that progress. It's a way to hold myself accountable. Most importantly, I think it will be fun!
At the end of the day, I know this journey (yoga) is so important. It has been a recurring theme in my life since I spent a summer in Hawaii in 2009. My struggle is with the consistency. But, this past year has brought a lot of craziness and turmoil in my life, and I think this is the perfect time to use yoga to help ground myself and explore the things that truly make me happy, while moving away from all of the negative, toxic bullshit I have experienced. I'm not saying those things are gone forever (as much as I'd like that to be so), but I do know that I can grow and move forward in a more positive and healthy direction for myself (and my yoga assistant pup Posey). Because I deserve it, and so does she!