I live by the following quote by Roald Dahl: “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
However, yoga was always one of those hobbies I did once a week but never took seriously. How could I – with a full work schedule that often included overseas travel and monthly running races? What I realized was I also subconsciously often avoided it due to lack of flexibility (kapha body). Being A-type, I like to WIN – yoga was not something I could win at!
As work took me to Singapore, my running was a struggle as I could not handle the extreme heat. Yoga became the new running – with quality instructors and many class options – I slowly but surely embraced the practice. I found it also brought the same calm and clarity I felt when running.
Since doing it more regularly and now taking the YTT course, I can truly say I’ve been able to become passionate despite my weaknesses and accept if I keep practicing and am patient, all will come when the time is right.