Just like the heartwarming and encouraging YogaFit instructors remind us at the beginning of each class, the hardest part is getting there.
The first step to making the most of a magic hour on my mat is making the initial commitment to not only take care of myself mentally and physically, but also to take a break from my responsibilities. Although it can be anxiety-inducing to step away from work, the time I invest on my mat always allows me to return to my duties with a refreshed sense of purpose and vigor.
Once I am in class-- surrounded by other self-aware individuals-- it is easy to let the outside world and worries slip away. I spend my hour breathing purposefully, moving and pushing my muscles intentionally, and treating my body exactly how it needs to be treated in that day.
I make the most of my hour by leaving my worries at the door, letting my body work and my mind meditate while on my mat, and taking all the positivity I gain at YogaFit back to the hustle and bustle of daily life.