These Are the Yoga Courses You’re Looking For
I’m that girl who does yoga every single day, not to lose weight or to fit a particular health requirement. I do it because I love it.
At least… I used to. Lately it’s been harder and harder to find the motivation to get up and going. A few illnesses and injuries sidelined me just long enough that I lost my spark for it. My yoga practice all but disappeared, and a general sense of chill went with it. In the space of a few months, I went from a body-loving yoga devotee with dreams of yoga teacher training to someone who barely unrolled my mat anymore.
I missed it. It made me sad. And the few times I convinced myself to get back on the mat, the loss of flexibility and confidence drove me away again.
I honestly thought my yoga practice was over.
And then, as a Bad Yogi subscriber, I got an email. “Introducing early access,” it said. “Join this amazing new program,” it encouraged. Join the Perfect Body Yoga Program.
I wasn’t entirely sold at first. I don’t HAVE a perfect body. I’m not even sure I WANT one. But then I kept reading…
It’s time to redefine what a perfect body is.
Hmmm… maybe I should give this more thought? 8 weeks. Plus nutrition guidelines. A community of support. Daily courses online, hard enough to see progress but short enough to fit into my busy schedule. But still…
The perfect body is the healthiest version of the body you already have!
Oh. Wait. THAT RIGHT THERE. That’s what I need. I need a program to tell me I’m doing alright, to gently remind me of all the reasons I loved yoga in the first place. To get me back on my mat without judgement or guilt.
So I took the plunge and signed up. I read every bit of information. No pressure. No gimmicks. No sneaky selling of supplements. No weird equipment. No pushing extreme diets.
Just simple, sincere courses designed to build strength, flexibility, confidence, and peace of mind. Nutrition guidelines centered around being present, paying attention to your body and your needs, and making small, approachable changes for the better.
As I write this, we’re not even two weeks into the program and already the difference for me is clear. I don’t think my body looks any different, but if I could show you my mind, you’d be amazed. I’m calmer, happier, more centered. I’m slowly shifting away from the emotional eating that had me sluggish and sad more often than not. I’m relearning how to listen to what my body and mind really need.
I’m rebuilding my confidence on the mat, so showing up for the short daily courses is not an issue. What’s more, that same confidence has me finally returning to my beloved bootcamp, which nearly disappeared alongside my yoga practice. Now I find myself exercising regularly for the pure joy of it, relishing in what my body does for me every day, and inspired to be increasingly mindful of how I fuel that body.
I sleep better. I eat with intention. I sweat it out and leave my stress on the mat. Won’t you join me?