Jennifer

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  1. afriske liked a post in a topic by Jennifer in Crow pose   
    I think face planting is a step everyone takes
    After I face planted hard I wasn't sure if I could do it again.  So I set a different expectation for myself - instead of lifting both feet, I only lifted one - I did a few breathes on each side.  After a few weeks of this I lifted my other foot, but kept my toes close to the ground and went very slowly.
  2. afriske liked a post in a topic by Jennifer in Crow pose   
    I think face planting is a step everyone takes
    After I face planted hard I wasn't sure if I could do it again.  So I set a different expectation for myself - instead of lifting both feet, I only lifted one - I did a few breathes on each side.  After a few weeks of this I lifted my other foot, but kept my toes close to the ground and went very slowly.
  3. afriske liked a post in a topic by Jennifer in Crow pose   
    I think face planting is a step everyone takes
    After I face planted hard I wasn't sure if I could do it again.  So I set a different expectation for myself - instead of lifting both feet, I only lifted one - I did a few breathes on each side.  After a few weeks of this I lifted my other foot, but kept my toes close to the ground and went very slowly.
  4. yogafire liked a post in a topic by Jennifer in Yoga and depression   
    Hi Jenny!
    I was suffering from bad PostPartum Depression.  I also have generalized anxiety disorder.
    Yoga has helped me tremendously, but in partnership with counseling.  I found a Somatic Therapist in my area - she helps me understand my body's reaction to the different stresses in my life.
    It did take me awhile, though.  It's 9 months later and I still have bouts of depression.
    The thing that really helped was setting intentions for myself and really making the meditation part of it a priority.
    Before and after every practice I will say, for example, "you are strong and beautiful - each movement in this practice will be to feel strong and beautiful".
    With each transition, pose, I remind myself of this intention.  At the end I remind myself of the intention I set and reflect on how I feel afterwards.
    Definitely find a good therapist that fits you and work with them on incorporating yoga into your treatment.
    Good luck and sending so many hugs your way.
  5. scottcraft liked a post in a topic by Jennifer in Grateful to be here!   
    Hi!  My name is Jennifer and I'm from the PNW.
    I've been doing yoga consistently for the past 8-9 months - about 15 minutes a day.
    It started as a form of therapy to help me work through Postpartum Depression.  It's now my lifeline to sanity!
    I feel like myself again and when I feel "off" I know yoga will help.
    I just started reading the Gratitude Diaries as well and my 2016 resolution is to keep a journal which I've been updating every day with at least 3 things I'm grateful for.  
    It's a slow change, but I feel it.  I am looking at things more positively now and even when I'm down I find myself thinking of all the positives of the situation.
    I'm still a beginner - hard to focus too much with a toddler - but I'm using YogaByCandace to take me to the next step.
    I'm excited to be part of this awesome community!