Life is stressful

Life in Singapore is very stressful, especially if you are a working mother of two very young children, aged 6 and 8.  You are expected to excel in your workplace, at the same time, take care of the household and also raise the kids to their utmost potential.  This would also mean beside making sure that they keep up with their school work and also bringing them to join activities which sparks their interest.  It leaves very little time for selfcare and as a result I am always anxious and temperamental. When I was first introduced to yoga, I thought it would be a waste of my time.  My friend had to literally drag me to the studio for the trial class.  Having led a sedentary lifestyle, I remembered there were many poses which I could not be able to do during that class. But after the class, I felt relief and my stress disappeared.  I felt a sense of calmness in me.  As I practice more and begin to do those poses which was previously not possible, I felt a great sense of achievement.  This new found empowered feeling does not mean that I do not have stress, but rather able to manage stressful situations better.  It shows in my daily life and I am a lot more happier, even though the day to day problems still exists.  To those who claim not to be able to find time to do yoga, it is just a matter of priority.  Fix a routine, for example every Monday evening and keep to the schedule.  It would become a habit and I assure you that if you happen to miss that session, you will find that the week is not complete and sometime important is missing.