I was first very skeptical about yoga.
Is it a spiritual thing? A religion thing? A meditation? Does it make me fitter?
Because of all of my what ifs, I didn’t take the first step to understand and to try yoga.
I first started to get more interested at a roadshow. I remember it was outside a mrt station. That was when I first met my yoga instructor and she spoke to me about yoga.
I clarified all my doubts and at the age of 18, I started doing yoga. When I first started, I was so excited about it. I started doing yoga and going for yoga classes EVERY SINGLE DAY. thinking about it today, I’m thinking that how hardworking I were back then.
But it didn’t last long, after about a year of daily practice, I started to get bored of yoga and stopped completely. After stopping for 6 months then I went back again to start yoga again. I realised that the reason why I stopped was before I was just going through the routine and I didn’t understand about it. I wasn’t focus and it was merely just a physical practice to me.
That was when I realise that I wanted to understand deeper about yoga. So I started to learn about postures and to improve them. Then it was it I realise that I found meaning in my practice and how my practice will help me. And therefore continued to constantly do my practice.
Looking back, it has been a great journey with yoga. And now that I’ve understand that, to continue my journey with yoga, I will have to understand why I am doing this and how I want to do it. It has also became a life lesson for me in everything I do in life. To make our lives more meaningful and fruitful!