I love the art and practice of yoga. Everything about it is beautiful to me. While I have been practicing yoga for about 12 years now, this past month was the first time I made a commitment to practice every day for 30 days.
I expected to improve flexibility and gain a bit more upper-body strength, but what I wasn't expecting was the emotional upheaval and deeper inner awareness I experienced.
I first started practicing yoga while undergoing treatment for an eating disorder in my teens. Since then I've been dabbling in yoga, committing to some kind of practice about once a week. I have always been aware of the importance of mind-body practices, and this 30-day commitment has turned this awareness into a deep understanding of just how important a regular practice such as yoga can be for all aspects of life.
So, what did I learn over the past 30 days?