I know this sounds odd, but Summer season is closing in. For those of you who are new to Rogue Lotus Yoga and Myself, here is a quick intro:
My name is Erica and I am the founder of Rogue Lotus Yoga. I am currently on a weight-loss journey. I’m currently 130lbs lighter, 6 dress sizes smaller, have been turning to Yoga/Clean Eating/Exercise/Holistic Healing, and learning to live with the effects of PCOS and the other ailments it can cause.
Before I decided to grow RLY I was still working at a studio near my home. Due to all sorts of “life” occurring I felt that it would be in my best interests to leave and I did. I utilized that break and stopped working out, put my asana practice on hold, and just allowed myself to retreat inwards to really focus and hone in on what it is that I want out of this life… It took time… like 6 months. I didn’t gain any weight back, I didn’t lose any dress sizes but I didn’t need a larger one either (giant sigh of relief), and my asthma has made a return (nice… not!).
So you are probably wondering why I think Summer is a creeper… well, I can’t stand Rx anything. I can’t stand to use OTC’s either. I actually do not like to take anything and I try to avoid when possible. I have this belief in regards to my asthma. I learned Pranayama and Meditation like 10+ years ago to help control my asthma while playing sports. I had a rescue inhaler for some time and it took real work to finally ditch it. I’m not saying my choice is safe or should be repeated by anyone. Talk to your doctor if this is something you may be thinking about. Well back to where this is going… With the recent brush fires, crazy heat waves, humidity and starting to work out much harder; I can feel the change in the air. It already feels like Summer in the mornings. It feels like that odd feeling of someone watching… creeper status… Summer’s gaze is on us! My asthma is actually more present than it has been in YEARS.
I know that I have a long journey ahead of me, but I really wouldn’t have it any other way. I refuse to let my body get the better of me though… So I’m busting out the Eucalyptus & Lavender oils, as well as Pranayama. I will get back to where I was 6 months ago and I will surpass it. Creeper Summer can make it as difficult as possible but I got plenty of tricks to last through the early season!