Mix Up Your Routine
with Mindful Movement
Wake up, get ready, go to school, come home, do your homework, eat your dinner, go to bed. We often get stuck in a never-ending cycle feeling as if we will never get out of the same rut. Before you cut your bangs or bleach your hair (it’s always the hair; personally, I cut all my hair off every time I need something new), think of other ways you can create a change.
Here's a time I tried something new that didn't require a hairstylist to come to my rescue.
Starting out with the permission slip, I was already intimidated.
Have you ever practiced yoga? If so, what kind?
Well, yes, I’ve practiced yoga. I know child’s pose, downward-facing dog, and the other basic poses, but who knew there were multiple types of yoga: anusara, ashtanga, bikram, hatha, hot yoga, and many more?!
My big change was attending my very first Mindful Movement yoga class with Mrs. Schuster after school.
Once I was able to forget about the permission slip, I was excited to try a new way to relieve stress. Mrs. Schuster was more than thrilled for me to be there. We set out our yoga mats as she told us the basic understandings of what we were about to do. She advised us to try to keep our eyes closed while she verbally instructed us on what to do next. She stressed on the need to keep our minds clear and do whatever feels the most comfortable.
With the calming music in the background, I was able to keep my focus clear on the mind and body.
Upon arrival, I was skeptical if the yoga class would make me feel any better, but by the time the hour was up, I was not only proud of myself for being able to try something new, but I was also pleased to be able to free my mind and relax.
On top of the sense of pride a person can get from trying something new, one might also obtain a new hobby or passion.
So, let's say you didn’t like it. Well, at least now you know!
Trying something new refreshes your daily routine. I think getting out of a rut and branching out is a good thing for all of us.
Looking to try your hand at something new? Here’s an idea: Mindful Movement! Join Mrs. Schuster at 3:45 every Thursday after school for a quick yoga session! You can see Mrs. Schuster for more information in room 1321.
Self Love is NOT Selfish
Junior. Puppy Lover. Pinterest enthusiast. Sweatshirt hoarder. Soccer player. I spend my days taking pictures of my pretty friends, watching movies, and traveling.