So I have been doing yoga for a few years now, but I consider myself as a beginner. I mainly go through the same sequence regularly to stay a little extra flexible for climbing, but lately, I have been trying to challenge myself and setting myself goals for my practice.
I’ve always loved the idea of being able to do splits, big backbends and handstands. I’m currently still a few months or even years away from achieving these goals, but they are there to keep me on track with my practice.
So why yoga? What is the whole hype about???
Well, to me it’s the perfect space and time where I can truly feel my body, all its’ aches and stiffness and recognise the progress it’s making from regular exercise or stretching. Yoga, especially done in silence, makes me tune into things that are deep in my mind, plans not thought through before, and also my self-identity. With consistent practice, I have become more aware, mindful and respectful toward myself. I found confidence, happiness and courage, all of which have been silently hiding behind self doubt, not feeling goon enough, and always comparing myself to smarted, stronger or generally more successful individuals.
I understand that lot of us do come across these moments of feelings where we want to bite our lip as we know we have done something or said something regretful. The key is to remember these particular moments, and meditate on them, really see deep into the cause of the situation and why you have entered the negative state of mind to see how that could be controlled next time. You know they say after a certain age, it is hard to change, but I believe life is a constant learning curb. If we choose to grow to openness in our minds, we will continue to grow. To me, it is a bit unnerving to think that one day I might be stuck in my ways. I mean, don’t get me wrong, sometimes we all like the way things are and change can alter the flow of living which might not always be to our pleasure. Openness is more about training the mind to see the world through someone else’s eyes, experience it and learn from it. That’s how I know I’m doing all I can to be the best version of myself to this earth and people I love. Stay open, learn, love and teach.
I do personally love changes. Things challenging myself physically and mentally, and just keep busy on daily bases. Staying at home is not my thing, but if I have to, I find things to read, plan or just do more yoga ☺️
Of course, there is much more to yoga than all that I have just mentioned. Practice, in general, is abut creating space, both body and mind, becoming more in control of your physical and mental self, staying healthy, welcoming more positive energy, meditation and many more.
Here are some of my favourite poses from this weekends practice. They are all working progress.