The gym used to be a huge part of my life. From the age of 17-27 I went to the gym religiously several times a week, and I loved it. I couldn’t imagine my life without the gym. Going to the gym wasn’t something I had to force myself to do, it was something I did with pleasure, because it made me feel great.
Then, I discovered yoga. Over the past 2 years, yoga seems to have taken over from the gym. During the first year I was practicing yoga I still went to the gym on and off, but yoga changed the way I felt about the gym and it slowly started to take over.
The last time I went to a gym was over a year ago, and then today I went back. I had stopped going completely after breaking my elbow, and then going back too soon for my elbow, which was still giving me pain in the gym. When I tried to go back to the gym, I could still feel pain in my elbow so decided to give it more time. During this time yoga became an even bigger part of my life, and now I couldn’t imagine my life without yoga. Community is a very important part of life. Surrounding yourself with like minded people who share many of the same values as you is really nice.