Caffeine, Cocktails, Food Trucks and Traffic Jams-- the typical LA lifestyle is not exactly the pinnacle of health and wellness. The fast-paced city life can be all consuming and super stressful. Like many Angelino's, last month I found myself working long work hours and I began feeling totally exhausted. That's when I realized I had not taken time this entire year to detach from deadlines, business calls, social media or social events and schedule in a hour or two for simply relaxing.
Days later I stumbled upon Yoga West in Beverlywood and on a whim I signed up for a class. Immediately I was excited at the chance to revisit an old hobby called Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga is style of yoga that encompasses meditation, breathing, and building your focus.
The next day walking into class was a breath of fresh air, literally. The soft music and warmth of the community immediately made me feel at ease. I enjoyed a cup of hot tea while listening to the teachings of the master Yogi. His message was on expanding your idea of what is possible in your life. As the class continued and we began the poses the Yogi suggested we detach from our limiting thoughts and feelings. After class I was amazed at how much lighter my body seemed. It felt so nice to let go of the negativity that had been weighing me down and since then I've decided to sign up for five more classes!!!
To sum it up, I think we can all use a little less stress and a lot more relaxing. I'm so happy to have rediscovered my favorite way to relax and I hope you have yours and will share it below!
Have a happy and peaceful day, XOXO.
Written by Karina Nicole, the owner and founder of Maven Boutique LA.