When you are getting ready to get married, taking care of yourself might not be the first thing on your mind. Even though you want to look perfect, your health may be one of the many things that fall by the wayside. However, a bride who is calm and filled with inner peace is always going to look beautiful, and eliminating some of the stress that comes along with wedding planning can help you actually enjoy the day more. This is why many people choose to partake in a simple yoga practice to relieve some of the stress when they are preparing their wedding.
Many people think that yoga is something that you have to put a lot of time and effort into, working hard to become a master or it is all for nothing. But this simply isn’t true, when you start to learn about yoga, you learn that it is meant to compliment your lifestyle, giving you time to breathe, to reflect, to relax, and to be a better you. This means that when you are working on your practice, you are working towards better understanding of yourself, your personal stresses, and all of your needs. This comes in handy when you are planning a wedding as it allows you to step back and understand why things are upsetting you and gives you the ability to better formulate the words you use to explain your needs to those who are helping.
Another thing that yoga does it helps you take some time out of the day to focus on you. Not on a dress, on a cake, on where your mother in law will sit, or who likes salmon better than chicken, you. When you take time out to focus on yourself, you can remind yourself that the wedding is for you and the person you are marrying, that everyone else is coming to celebrate the two of you, not for themselves. This allows you to look at all of the plans with an objectivity that ensures the plans will be something you want in your life, not something that you think other people will want in their lives.
Finally, taking the time out to practice yoga may help you master those pre-wedding nerves. Many people experience feelings of upset or worry leading up to their wedding, but taking time out to calm yourself, think on why your feelings are actually the way they are, and to experience yourself fully at peace may actually make it easier to stand before the altar on your big day. And what better gift is there to give your future spouse than a calm and collected reaction, allowing the love that they are sharing with you into your heart without any form of the impediment.
So if wedding planning is stressing you out, try and set aside a few minutes a day for a home yoga practice to really calm you and make everything easier on yourself and everyone around you.