I picked up yoga since the beginning of circuit breaker. Instead of sitting at home and do nothing, I started a habit of working out every single day. I learned all the basic yoga postures through Youtube. Apparently it was a very weak foundation compare to the rest in my class.
During the first YTT class,
“In the exam you have to hold the position for 3 minutes.” Said Master Ram.
“Seriously?” My heart screamed.
Obviously, I have never thought of doing (or even trying to do) headstand in my life, but since that is the requirement, let’s give it a shot. Nothing is impossible right?
16-17 October – First weekend I realised I got to learn headstand.
23-24 October – Still had no idea of how to lift my legs up.
30-31 October – Stressing out, as everybody managed to lift the legs in the air.
7-8 November – Finally managed to lift my legs up in the air, but it could only stay for 3-5 seconds, a lot of work to be done in terms of balancing.
13-14 November – Good progress, managed to hold for 30 seconds.
20-21 November – Managed to hold for a minute, yes! Let’s try to get rid of the wall.
27-28 November – Managed to lift up my legs without the wall occasionally, could hold for 3 minutes.
4-5 December – Successfully get rid of the wall, working on perfecting the posture by engaging the core more.
Practice makes permanent.