Yoga and me

Beginning and ending…. Oh no is not the end. It’s in fact just a beginning.

After 2months of YT Training, I have learned that yoga is not just about Asana, asana and asana. There’s lot more in it, like pranayama, philosophy and Anatomy of Yoga. So many things to learn and to be understand. It is a very in-depth knowledge that I have learn and will bring along with me for the rest of my life.

On the 1st weekend of training I questioned myself, am I on the right track. Will I really be a yoga teacher after this course? Many questions and doubts in my mind. Now the questions have been answered. Whether to be a teacher or not, is not bothering me much. Most important is the training that has deepened my practice; understand the philosophy of yoga and how it could apply into my daily life. The learning path is long, not just stopping here.

Someone says learning yoga will change your life. I was skeptical at the beginning, but now I believe it does change mine. To the better, and will last for a long time (Maybe no ending) J

I have extracted this paragraph from our YTT manual – Theory “Introduction” (page 183), which applied to me and as a good reminder:

“Enlightenment is not a goal; it is a consequence of a wider life of a person who is always present. When a sincere seeker sits with the master, both get fulfilled. The master is contented and seeker is also contented. When you melt with the Master, the transmission of light and lamp happens radiantly. The initiation will, you will be able to practice the system systematically. Thousands of things happen at the same to the millions of cells in the body and brain. The initiation happens without any initiation. The seeker who sincerely takes to the spiritual path without the Master and begins to do systematic sadhana finds oneself face to face with certain peculiar difficulties and disappointing experiences. This may dismay and discourage the beginner. But these problems and obstacles are common to many aspirants. Therefore it is important to know and understand about them, and to implement suitable methods of overcoming them.”

Yoga is very individual, is your body, mind and soul. Consciously creating the way we want it, not comparing with anyone; be self-content and self-discipline. Extraordinary experience and powers can be claimed just by daily untiring practice of Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita

Jess Chua

Mar weekend 2018, YTT

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