10 January 2013

you're kind of a big deal

Have you ever been to a workout class where everyone there is totally present? The energy is high, people are focused and everyone is ready to work. It changes the class from a workout you're just doing to an experience. 

This is how yoga was last night, and, this is bold - I know - but I think it might have been the best yoga class I've ever been to. Not only was everyone completely focused, but it was also so hard. There were points at which I really wasn't sure if I'd be able to finish the class.

I obviously loved it. 
One of the things the instructor kept reminding us throughout the class was: to work with who you are, you have to love who you are. And I thought this was a nice idea. 

In a season of resolving and changing and goal setting, it was a good reminder that to get where we want to be, we first have to appreciate where we already are. I've seen so many lists of resolutions that look like a full person makeover. And I love the zeal behind them, but it's important to honor all we do before trying to do more. 

Because, you're kind of a big deal.
I was cashed out the rest of the night and am so sore (sore, sore, soreee) today. Just how I like it! Namaste!

PS: Or if you want to disregard this post and instead continue to resolve, check this out. It's fun :)


  1. nice! i love when you feel a sense of accomplishment after a class - it really helps to keep you motivated in other aspects of your life. and i love to be sore for a day or 2 after a tough class!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  2. Great message Whitney, and so important. I think we too often lose sight of this, they we need ot find worth in ourselves first before pursuing worth outside of ourselves.

  3. yoga gets me sore like nothing else! so glad you are enjoying it :)

    ...and you're totally a big deal :)

    love your posts!

  4. I love yoga classes like that! My instructor always tells us "the challenges we face on our mat will help us with the ones we meet outside the classroom." It's so true! Happy New Year.

  5. Hey!! great post. Where do you practice not yoga??


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