In this new year, I purposed (yes, it’s a verb:)) to exercise every day. I have found one way to make the cold, dark mornings a lot easier to get up in. In Denver I used to go to an amazing candlelight yoga class, and it was one of my most favorite ways to “work out.” Since it’s so dark here in Alaska, but there are no such classes out here in the bush, I decided to start doing my own morning candlelight yoga session.
It’s very peaceful, strengthening, and it feels like it accepts and embraces that it’s dark. The best part is that I actual look forward to getting up now, and I feel energized afterwards.