When some people think of people who do yoga, they think of people getting up before the sun to do it. The studio I go to offers many early morning classes, and not as many after about 8. But I am not a morning person. My family will tell you just how much I hate mornings, and how I have always hated them.
I tried getting up earlier to do yoga before going to work. It didn't work so well. I think part of that has to do with my hypothyroidism. See, I have to take my pill on an empty stomach, with a little water. I have to wait a half an hour to an hour before I can eat. So I tried doing yoga on an empty stomach, and that just made me feel sick. To do that early in the morning on a full stomach, I would have to get up two to three hours earlier than I already do, so I might as well not sleep at all.
But you know what? That is what yoga is about. Listening to my body, figuring out what works for me. I like to exercise at night because it makes me tired. I can still do the most energetic yoga sequence and still be ready for bed an hour later.
I liked laying in bed this morning and watching the beautiful sunrise. I salute the sun in a different way.
Love and light to you all,