“Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go. What does matter is who you are when you get there. – Max Storm”
Regardless of how bad my day is, yoga is a safe refuge for me. I am always ready (unless there is an emergency) to dedicate that 1 hour daily just for yoga. The feeling of being yourself in your mat, your space is very precious. Nothing in this world can replace that wholeness feeling.
When I told my clients or colleagues that I do yoga daily, they were literally shocked. The questions that came to their minds were “how did you have the time?”, “How did you still have the energy to do yoga?”, “don’t you go to parties?” and the list goes on. Before the circuit breaker was imposed by the Singapore Government to contain the spread of the COVID-19, I went to the evening yoga session daily (and returned to the office if I needed to). During the circuit breaker, I practice morning yoga in my abode daily.
Working in the financial industry, dealing with difficult people, and chasing tight deadlines have been a daily love-hate relationship in my career. Whilst I enjoy whatever I am doing, I will not be able to meet the balance in life if it is not because of yoga. Though most of the yoga sessions and my own practice are asana-based classes, these asanas help to calm my mind, bring awareness to what matters most in life and makes me feel ready to embrace the challenge with an open mind.
In a nutshell, yoga is a haven to me and my life.