As I slipped my sandals back on and walked out into the chilly November air to my car I felt the most relaxed, I’ve ever felt. The bun on the top of my head had toppled over to the left side and that strands of hair where sticking out everywhere.
But I didn’t care.
I walked slowly, like a zombie, because I didn’t want to move too fast and not feel this sense of calm anymore. I sat in my car for a few minutes, unable to move. I needed to soak in it a little more.
Sitting there, I literally had no thoughts. My brain had finally calmed down and for the first time, was completely silent.
I didn’t have to actively focus on my breath or remind myself to not think. I was just, calm.
“What happened to you?” my boyfriend asked I walked through the front door with my disheveled hair.
“I’m chill” I replied as I breezed on by him.
For the reminder of the day, I stayed relaxed, but it was wearing off as time went by.
Once I realized this, I picked up my phone and looked for the next available hot yoga session.
For me, I’ve discovered that since hot yoga makes me feel so good, it’s important that I schedule it into my routine. During this hard time I’m facing, it’s important that I make healthy decisions on how to stay mentally and physically strong during this period. And hot yoga is just the thing I need.