Almost every beauty blog I read say the same thing time and time again; beauty comes from you, not from what you add on. And this is so true! To be the best you that you can be, you’ve got to take care of your insides. Now, I could go on and on about what I do to make sure that my body and skin don’t freak out on me, but that’s a whole other post! I do, though, have just one tip about how to take care of your most beautiful thing; your mind.
One of the most difficult things I’ve had to do since graduating from college is finding time to focus on me. It’s hard to find a gap where I can just breath and de-stress with all that I do in a day. But it’s SO important that I do make time! My favourite way to relax, definitely, is by cutting out the world and emptying my thoughts. Yoga allows you to do this!
I first was introduced to yoga when I was doing my Gaisce (fond memories for most Irish people!) I was keen to try yoga as my physical recreation activity, as I’d seen so many celebrities raving about it and, of course, how they used yoga to relax. Taking a class twice a week in my local community centre, I was by far the youngest student! The second youngest was roughly twenty years older than me. At first, I was a little apprehensive. Worried that I would stand out because of my age, or I wouldn’t be able to mingle and connect with the others, I was doing my best to be a wallflower. I was SO wrong though! Any yoga class I’ve taken to date has been filled with positive and friendly people. Out of any gym class, it’s certainly the best if you’re only just starting with a gym. Yoga is never too strenuous, and often after I’m more motivated to train with the actual machines there!
If you’re interested in starting yoga, definitely check out your local community centres, or if you’re a member of FlyeFit, they have a few different yoga classes to choose from!