I took my first yoga class less than a year ago. Fit, consistently active, and coupled with a dance and ballet background, I was expecting myself to breeze through it. Ten minutes and three Surya Namaskars in, I posed there in my Downward Dog, beads dribbling down my forehead and onto the mat below, thinking – WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO?
Since then, every class is still challenging and makes me feel like death, but I still find myself going back every time. Now, one year in, my improvement has been immense, and I ask myself – WHAT NEXT?
Of course, there is always space for improvement in the Yogi world, and I have a long way to go. But I was looking to deepen my practise beyond taking cues from a teacher and the complex sanskrit terms that I can never catch, and so I did, I signed up for the Yoga Teacher Training Course.
And now, looking back at the past four weeks, it has been one of the most physically and mentally challenging month, inclusive of my external commitments and busy schedule. It is still challenging, but I pride myself in stepping out my comfort zone and in my quest for constant improvement, while loving it.
At the end of it all, I am still asking myself the same old question – WHAT’S NEXT? But I am sure whatever my answer is, I would be going on another adventure again, and loving it.