Hello, friends—I hope everyone is doing fantastic! As a quick life update, I'm almost done with my 200hr YTT certification at CorePower Yoga and I'm excited to continue this self-discovery journey, going within and exploring the world of possibilities which comes post yoga teacher training. There is so much I've learned and I'm craving to share!
While there's tons to look forward to, I'm also thrilled to share part I of a fun video project I've put together in partnership with Gaiam, for their 2018 #FlowReal campaign.
In short, we wanted to give you a closer and more realistic look into my daily yoga practice; when I'm not at the studio, I practice at home, in my living room. Here is where I play, challenge myself into trying different asanas and give into the flow, while jamming to my favorite music. I also open up about what yoga means to me and why I yoga on a daily. I'd love for you to check this peek into my posture practice + share with me your thoughts, feels, or anything which resonates with you! It feels great open up about such a personal and dear aspect of my life.
Adrianna Naomi x Gaiam - #FlowReal: "Why I Yoga"
Yoga changed my life and it sounds cliché but it's true. Every moment that I found myself on the mat, it was me against me, and absolutely nothing else mattered.
I've been practicing yoga since college. I'd say that I became yoga, I was yoga, I am yoga since 2017.
We can all agree that last year brought about a ton of shifts and changes in everyone's lives, and for me, the one moment that I really felt in tune and connected with myself was when I was on my mat. Then, the funniest thing happened, what I was learning on the mat, I began to practice off the mat; grounding myself, being fully and completely present in the now, becoming the observer and taking the time to watch but not necessarily draw any conclusions. That was the most beautiful thing that I guess I've taken out of it.
Living in New York City, it can get so crazy. The hustle and bustle, the never-ending rat race. But yoga—yoga centered me. It helped me to focus and to really hone-in to what I'm about and what I came to this world to offer and share. And what I experience on the mat, that's what I want to share with everyone. It's not perfect, it's not what you see in these beautiful curated Instagram pictures, it's just you; it's just you and what you bring to the practice, that is what yoga is. And everything that you put in, that's exactly what you get out!
I honestly don't know where I'd be without my daily practice; it's my favorite part of the day and it's the moment where I can just be fully and completely me, no masks, no shields, no nothing.