𝓜𝓸𝓽𝓲𝓿𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷 𝓜𝓸𝓷𝓭𝓪𝔂

First off, I want to let everyone know – the common theory that Mondays suck = DEBUNKED. Monday’s don’t suck. But I remember when I thought they did. In fact, that notion began every Sunday around 6pm, having panic attacks that soon I’d be back at my day job in medical billing/coding, that I HATED. However, there really didn’t seem a way out. Remember I’m getting ancient and back then (lol…ok like a decade ago), there weren’t so many avenues of getting out of the rat race unless you were born already out or struck the lotto.

Regardless, I’m here to tell you, starting today, repeat after me, Monday’s do not suck, Monday’s do not suck, Monday’s do not suck…

Before I get in depth I’m still in the baby stages of this blog so I want to start from the ground up so my posts become more and more content that you can read as you go and come back to the beginning if you’re feeling a little lost. This blog is for everyone – beginner to guru to just someone interested in a good read. No matter where you’re at, you’ll get SOMETHING out of it. Even if it’s just removing that mind controlled thinking of “Monday’s suck.” (If you’re a yogi and need a mantra for the day – there ya go!)

The coolest thing about yoga is that it is unique from any other practice in that it is mind – body – soul. It’s not just a workout, it actually doesn’t have to be physical at all. You can get on your mat and literally do nothing, do everything, do some, or even stay off your mat and do yoga in your head. Yes, you can practice yoga in your head. So there’s another one for today – Meditation Monday!

In yoga, the first and foremost thing I have every student do is to create an intention for their practice. I remember THE ENTIRETY of my yoga practice before I became a registered yoga teacher, I never did that. I went because it helped me with my ailments, back pain, energy level, and mood (and so much more). But even though I was told to set an intention, I never did. I didn’t know how to, and I didn’t even really know what that meant.

Setting an intention is integral for your practice. It can be a goal, something you wish to achieve, a desire, anything you wish. But you have to mentally set this and stick to it throughout your practice and even your day, week…until it isn’t just an intention. It’s a habit.

There are 3 things that are the hardest about yoga. #1 is simply just showing up. It takes a million times more effort to show up to a class than it does to participate in it. However, I’ve never shown up and regret it. Not once. #2 is shutting off your mind. We live in an age where we have 24 hours in a day and need 72 at the least; thoughts are racking our mind of our to-do’s, don’t do, comparisons (big NO-NO), and for even one hour we can’t just make our brain be quiet. Too bad! You have to. If you want the benefits of the practice you have to drown out all of the clutter and nonsense from the days before and ahead and simply be in that moment. There will come a time when it becomes second nature you don’t even hear the instructor anymore. #3 Comparison – of course if you show up to a class and you’re new, you’re going to be compelled to see all the other people who have been practicing for years and it’s going to probably sway you a bit. If it doesn’t sway you, it probably will at the least make you start to compare yourself. STOP. If they went as a novice to something you are an expert at, the tables would be turned. They’re not looking at you. Don’t look at them! And another thing I realized is that you probably will also (at least I did) forget about all the other beginners in there with you. So don’t be intimidated. You. Will. Get. There.

Take breaks when you need. Repeat your mantras. Stay silent during class and in your overloaded hard drive noggin. Calm your mind. If you need something to focus on – focus on your BREATH.

This practice is YOURS and it is sacred. Honor your body, honor your mind, and honor your soul. Until next time, NAMASTE my friends.

About Bomb Yoga Mom

Hey Yogis, Parents, and HUMANS! Isn’t it a great time to be present and alive? I am a yoga mompreneur of a threenager. After practicing yoga in-studio, I decided to plunge in and get my yoga journey REALLY started. So, I became a yoga practitioner through the Yoga Alliance. What most people don’t realize is people advertise as yogis, gurus, coaches, and they don’t have the tools behind it. Why? Because yoga school is EXPENSIVE and the salary is LOW. I have my Bachelor’s in Social Sciences, Community Studies, and Humanities and I worked in healthcare for over 10 years making way more than a yoga teacher, they say in yoga, don’t quit your day job! But I say don’t quit your daydream. And for years it has been taunting me to take this to the next level so here I am. Money is nothing if you aren’t doing what you love!

So what also really makes my story unique is I’ve integrated it into being a better parent, living a healthy lifestyle, practicing a healthy mindset, and just loving more outside of the limits within ME. Yoga isn’t selfish. So buckle up whether you’re at the coffee shop or on your mat and let’s get started!

I’ve been wanting to blog before blogging was a thing, before Instagram was a thing (if that doesn’t tell you my age…). But I never really had the PUSH to go for it, because back then it wasn’t easily accessible and I had no idea where to start. Now, after I became registered with the highest of yoga alliances (well, the Yoga Alliance, or YA), and many sleepless nights of dying to do this, here I am. Now let’s go!

This is JUST an intro, of the basics for my blog rather than just a journal…

Journaling is great but when you think about sharing your knowledge with others, expanding with others, connection, and simple things you’ve learned over the years, in my opinion, you need a blog. We all know the cliché, but I’ll say it anyway, sharing is caring!

Now I want to be clear on something also; there are a LOT of types of yoga. And when I say that I don’t mean just physically. I am referring more to the internal form and yoga can get a bad rap. For instance, it’s origin. People may or maybe not think you’re worshipping the gods of another culture. And I’m not here to judge. But I am here to expand on what I do, and what I don’t do. As for you – I hope regardless what you read leads you to what is best for YOU!

I’m an extroverted introvert, I know, it’s also chichè, but this is a great way to connect with other yogis/yoginis/gurus/practitioners, parents, entrepreneurs, and bloggers of all types! I look forward just as much to LEARNING as I do to teaching.

You’ll see my girl bug, Bree the the teenager on here. You’ll see fashion I just can’t pass up but to share since I have a platform. But, I will try my best to keep focus on yoga, parenting, this crazy thing called life; but you will read some posts you also may not expect (divorce, abuse, misconduct, addiction, yin and yang because I want to be AUTHENTIC and my life is so far from perfect no matter how far I stray), so I encourage you to stay for a while!

Lastly, I want to emphasize I’m not here to push my way of exercising, lifestyle, parenting, etc. Throw out the age-ism. Throw out the divide in our countries (PS – I may not appear, but I am indigenous/Native). A true yoga practitioner understands that regardless of the type of yoga, it’s not just physical. We honor one another, love one another, and accept one another into our tribe as our own regardless of our likes and differences. NAMASTE my friends!

H I hope you’ve made it thus far, and I’ve piqued your interest. I’m trying not to go crazy with the ideas that keep me up at 2 am for the past decade or you will be lost like nobody’s business. But during this journey I hope I learn BUT my purpose here is to be a light and a servant (May I highly suggest reading The Five Love Languages). My gain is not selfish or greedy. I hope to bring that perseverance, knowledge, service to each and every one of you.

Lastly I’ll be posting free tutorials and zoom classes once I get the hang of this! Again, let’s serve.

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