My name is Paula, and I write here, at Indie Bodies.
I created the I Yoga Project, where I commit to the practice fully for a year. As I try to balance the demands of daily life, I realized how many hours I spend bound to a desk, worried about deadlines and commitments: overthinking, overanalyzing, and depleted.
For me, Yoga fulfills three fundamental needs in my life:
- The need to exercise my body
- The need to quiet and steady my mind
- The need for spiritual inquiry and discovery
I took my first Yoga class roughly about eight years ago. I had recently moved to Miami, Florida from may native island of Puerto Rico, and Yoga was the In thing then. I immediately felt the pull. The organic flow of movement that a good Vinayasa class offers liberated me from the strict schedule of the 9-6 office hours. It gave me a moment to fully engage my whole body, while pausing and examining my current state of being. But, I never took it as a discipline to pursue.
In 2017 I decided it would be my year to reboot my whole thinking. My expectations are straightforward and simple (read my plan), and yet, I am leaving some space open for exploration. I am curious about the language, about Indian traditions, and about meditation. I am challenging my own set of beliefs, pushing my boundaries out in an attempt to expand.
This is my I Yoga Project. This is my playground into discovering my own Indie Body.