WHAT IS THE GREATEST GIFT YOGA HAS GIVEN YOU?
I only truly discovered yoga just over 4 years ago, at a time when I was at a crossroads in my life – feeling a bit lost and lacking a sense of both purpose and passion. Like many people, I started yoga mainly for the physical benefits, but what I discovered after a couple of months is that the practice was gifting me with so much more than strength and flexibility. It was also giving me some tools on how to better live life.
If I had to only share one thing that yoga has taught me that resonates with me both on and off the mat, it would be to trust the process and accept things as they are. For someone like me who loves to be in control and who gets easily attached, it has been a bit of a journey to get there, but yoga has helped me get there.
The physical yoga practice is challenging and isn’t instantly rewarding. There is no such thing as perfecting a pose (it’s a lifetime practice), and there is no shortcut to accessing the more advanced asanas such as arm balances and inversions. But it has taught me to trust that if we consistently put in the work and the effort with a positive and faithful mindset, then progress takes place and things eventually work out.
Yoga has also taught me to trust that the more challenging times and obstacles in life (hello COVID and recent lockdowns) are here to teach us something and allow us to grow in a way that we may not have imagined – it’s all about shifting our perspective! Similarly, on the mat, we use our breath to remain calm through moments of challenge.
And eventually, when we start to trust the process and accept how life unfolds including its burdens, it makes us more flexible to change, more adaptable when things don’t go as planned, and more capable of going with the flow of life with a peaceful mind.”
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