I don’t know about you, but I know that when I take care of myself, I am able to work better, live better, and help others better. Over time, I’ve learned just how much it’s about finding balance, though. You cannot live a life honoring to God or a life beneficial to the people around you if you are solely focused on yourself. However, taking a bit of time every day to direct your gaze and thoughts inward can empower you and set you up for success for what ever else comes your way.
That’s where my daily yoga practice comes in. Yoga has been something that I’ve enjoyed for a long time, but this summer I’ve committed to making it a daily practice. I arrive on the mat (almost) every day – somedays full of energy, somedays completely drained. Somedays I can master a crow pose and others I just want to stay in savanna the entire time.
On my good days, yoga empowers me and, on my bad days, yoga encourages me to extend grace to myself. Yoga isn’t just helping me with finding balance in tree pose; it’s causing me to cultivate balance with my heart and mind as I battle with pursuing unattainable perfectionism.
When practicing yoga, it helps to be dressed in comfortable clothes that you can move freely in and feel beautiful and strong in. Hyde Yoga was kind enough to send me a tank to review and share with all of you. The top they sent me was the Vira Tank in Coal. The tank made from deliciously soft organic cotton, is lined with a plum-colored contrast, has built-in support, and a delicately shirred v-neck and a hem that falls at the hip for full coverage, regardless of your position.
Hyde Yoga clothes are all ethically and sustainable made and Hyde donates 10% of all proceeds to a non-profit organization that supports women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid, job training, rights education, and small business assistance. So, as a result, when you make a purchase from them, you are contributing to a greater purpose and mission.
By producing our clothes with a organic cotton – a fabric the both feels great to the touch and has a positive impact on our planet, we hope to inspire sthira and sukha in your own asana practice—both on and off the mat.
This summer I will be balancing responsibilities as a wife and a friend while I make the most of traveling and studying and working hard to prepare for future ministry and a career. There is a lot on my mind and so, coming to my mat, quieting my thoughts, and focusing on being intentional physically and rejoicing in the strength God has given me, is a gift I can give myself to set me up for success in finding balance in my life every single day.
If you are looking for comfortable and beautiful yoga clothes that harm no one, look no further than Hyde. You can use the code poppyhyde for 15% off purchases from Hyde Yoga until August 31st, 2016.
How do you find balance in your daily life?
Do you practice yoga too?