- 3 weeks ago
- Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey
Hope all of you are doing great. I wanted to come over here and talk about yoga and my recent experience. Please do share your relationship with it, how you benefited from it, any advise or thoughts.
Previously I did yoga time to time but they were sporadic. During quarantine, started here in mid-March, I was already suffering from a wild feverish sickness with cough (could be Covid-19, who knows at this point), as well as constant gallbladder attacks. I was at the lovest of all times health-wise.
I tried to do workouts at home at the start of quarantine but I even ended up in the emergency room, because gallbladder stones were moving when I moved too. Anyway, that’s when my sitting days started. About 1.5 months, I was pretty much at home 99% of the time.
At the beginning of May, my health improved a lot, so I started to follow yoga classes online, 10 minutes a day. I could see how jiggly my body has become and my arms were all saggy. I couldn’t even do 1 single push up (I never could by the way).
10-15 minutes a day, I thought nothing would change at all. Ever since, I have practiced yoga everyday. On YouTube Yoga with Adrienne was my gem. Then, I came across daily morning yoga challenge by Yoga with Kassandra, who’s more dynamic and I loved to wake up and open up my body. It’s a combination of eating a lot more bread than I ever did (because it was the only thing I could eat and not get another gallbladder attack) and sitting at home but I gained about 3 kgs during this time. And most of it happened after I started my yoga journey, so I was quite sceptical about that.
About 2 months after I started my daily yoga journey, nowadays I can do 1 hour yoga a day. I feel calmer. I gained muscles, it’s so obvious that I can see my arms toned up. I sit and stand so straigh. I am more flexible, my back pain reduced (got 3 slipped discs) and I feel way more energized and ready to do anything.
Although, I gained weight and weigh about 141-143 lbs right now, I guess I look slimmer. I just met a friend whom I’ve seen once in last December asked me if I lost weight. (I was 132 lbs back in December). My husband, who didn’t think anything would change told me yesterday, “Oh, wow. I think your exercises really did work!”, my friend that I haven’t seen in real life since 2017 told me my skin looked fantastic and my mom whom I haven’t seen since the beginning of March said (through video call) that I look so healthy.
I am so proud of myself for gaining my strength back and taking actions to improve my life. I would like to hear your stories about your journey. Do you follow yoga practices? What changes have you experienced? Or what can I do to go further in this journey? Let’s share. I hope this thread becomes an inspiration for everyone who sometimes feels low and wants to get back on track and take matters into their hands.