Yoga Exploration

I’m on my Spring Break (one week paid vacation in March) again. Last Spring Break I discovered veganism and committed. This Spring Break, my change of choice is yoga.

I began by doing about 20 minutes of yoga for the past three days using a phone app. This morning, I attended my very first live, in-person yoga session. There were only three other attendees in this session, and the instructor was very welcoming, which made my first time perfect.

I loved it. It makes sense. Yoga seems like a selfish activity, however, like veganism, it’s about making the planet a better place. If you can connect with yourself, you can then connect with others more easily.

I am not a religious person, and I’m not sure yet if I’m spiritual, however, I do feel that the Earth can be my spirit if it comes to that.

I’ve been wanting to meditate for a while, and did not realize how much yoga and meditation go together until now. They go hand-in-hand, and I can’t believe I didn’t know that. Yoga is active meditation rather than stationary stoic meditation.

I plan to commit for a year. I hope it to be as successful and life-changing for me as veganism was throughout last year.

One Year Later

This month makes one year that I’ve been vegan. I have stuck to it completely, unlike this blog (oops).

There were a couple accidents in which I inadvertently ate something non-vegan, but I don’t count that as it was not my choice. It has gone by so quickly. How could I not continue to be vegan. I am actually somewhat of a selfish person. However, being vegan is probably the most unselfish choice I have ever made.

I can’t foresee ever choosing to eat animal products again. I’ve been exposed to far too much information. I overloaded myself with information on purpose to keep myself motivated. If I were to eat animal products, I would not be able to forget the connection between my food and the animal’s life. No taste is worth it.

I have been an unhealthy vegan for this first year. My goal for this year is to continue being plant-based of course, but to also focus on the “whole-foods” part that some follow. We shall see.