On Saturday morning I headed to Southfield to meet up with 60+ like-minded babes for the TIU Michigan 2nd Annual Galentine’s Day get-together. Being apart of the Tone It Up (TIU) community has been absolutely amazing. I have gone to barre, brunch, Chicago and even meetups in the woods – and all have been so much fun. The babes I have met and friendships that have been created will last a lifetime and Saturday was no exception. We started the morning with a little meet and greet, Kundalini Yoga, followed by healthy snacks and plenty of swag from all of our amazing sponsors.
I’m sure most of you have not heard of Kundalini Yoga before, well it is a blend of Bhakti Yoga (the practice of devotion and chanting), Raja Yoga (the practice of meditation/ mental and physical control) and Shakti Yoga (the expression of power and energy). The goal of a well-taught class is to leave you feeling like you’ve gone to a therapy session, had a great workout, made it to your yoga mat and enjoyed a fun singing session with friends.
Last year at the first Tone It Up Galentine’s event I tried Kundalini Yoga for the first time and absolutely loved it. Therefore I was definitely excited to give it a try again this year. Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation and the chanting of mantras, such as “Sat Nam” which means “truth is my identity.” The goal of the practice is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. What I really loved about Kundalini Yoga is how it makes me feel about myself, it gives me so much body positivity and really makes me want to be better to my body and to myself. I truly feel like Kundalini helps get rid of negative energy and see things in a positive light which is 100 percent what I need in my life. I will do an entire post later on Kundalini Yoga so stay tuned!
After yoga, we got our snack on. We each brought a snack to share, so after our little photo shoot and yoga we indulged in some goodies. From salads and fruit to dessert hummus, pigs in a blanket and protein muffins there were plenty of goodies to indulge in. I am already excited about our next meetup with these wonderful babes.