It was early morning; I was on my way to the yoga studio, still half asleep I was suddenly drawn to the motto written on a building saying Patience and consistency are keys to success. A few seconds later, my eyes were attracted to the red bike that had written unlimited on it.
These three words: patience, consistency and unlimited made me think about these things in my life. I started asking myself if I have been patient and consistent enough. If I’m not what’s the reason? Have I been really rooted in something I do or it’ s only passion that attracts me for a while but doesn’t let me fully express myself.
As long as I remember, I was always asking lots of existential questions, trying to understand whats the meaning of life, why we exist?
I studied philosophy and I always have been interested in spirituality, there were even some moments or rather seconds when I felt I know, I understand but when I was back in everyday life situations, I have been easily forgetting all the wisdom I thought I gained.
My first encounter with yoga (or I should rather say my adventure with asanas) happened about two years ago. I started doing some simple asanas briefly for 15 minutes every morning before going to work. It wasn’t regular practice but I felt there is something in it. I attended some commercial classes but these weren’t was I was looking for, something was still missing. I kept practising on my own and then a year later when I moved to Singapore I found out that I don’t do all the poses I thought I know how to do in a correct way. I kept attending professional yoga studio two, three times per week, learning right alignments, it became my practice, it felt good but I was still missing something. And finally all started making sense when I joined Tirisula teaching training.
Our morning talks about the philosophy behind yoga, discussions about life and long and tiring practice brought lots of joy into my life; it felt so good or I should rather say that I felt that I am finally on the right path. The first week was quite slow and intense, the second one was even more intense but went so fast, on Friday my body felt knackered, but my mind was so fresh, I felt awakened. I finally understood that the main thing I was missing my whole life was having an austerity that in this case is yoga. You feel pain, but it doesn’t make you want to stop, it switches your brain off.