This is the last day of the Yogini Project. It’s amazing how much change has occurred in my life since I started this. Of course I had no way of knowing what the future would bring when I started, and even if I had known, it wouldn’t have influenced my decision to participate.
What I’m thinking about now is how my participation in the project impacted the way I handled events in my life.
I would say that these past forty days have given me physical benefits. My skin looks a lot better. My muscles are more toned.
But I anticipated that. I expected that to happen.
Since the beginning of this project, I have experienced a some loss. There was a death in my family to name one… Other things occurred as well. How would I have handled it all if I wasn’t in this process? I have no way of knowing for sure.
But this is something that I do know for sure. I was completely aware of what was going on in my life and how I felt about it.
I handled every event well. What I mean by that is that I never over reacted and yet I was able to express myself clearly. I felt that I was able to be fully engaged every time it was necessary for me to be present. And I was able to let go and rest whenever I needed to do that. I felt a kinship with the other people in the group. Little words of encouragement came to me from them when I needed them. Just when I felt like I couldn’t really do any more – we would meet for our scheduled workout session and the group energy helped me power through fatigue and keep going physically (plus a certain amount of peer pressure – which can also help sometimes) (just kidding)…
So to sum it up, I’ll say that I am stronger. I’m physically stronger and mentally stronger. And more that that – I feel more secure in myself somehow.
I didn’t have much experience with yoga before this Yogini Project so I had no idea how it would affect me. But I’m very glad I did it. And since it’s been forty days, I’m pretty sure that it’s become a habit that I will continue. It started as a tool and now the tool is in my mind and in my muscle memory and I’m going to keep using that tool.
Thanks to everyone involved in this and especially Molly Basler who created the concept and fostered us through the process.
I had a marvelous experience.