How Yoga Changed Me

Yoga has revolutionized my life; it put me in a completely different place mentally. I am now able to appreciate the beauty in all the things around me, and love them more, which I never even thought that I would be able to do so before. My initial intention of practicing yoga has faded. It was 100% physical for me at the beginning, but with time and practices, internalization happened. It slows me down; I gained my focus, my awareness and my sensitivity. My senses have been enhanced through regular practices. Yoga helps me in my balance, when the focus is there, everything else is eliminated. With the focus, I find the balance; I get to feel myself more in tune with my physical body. I understand my body much better and I can feel the rhythm of it. With these, I am aware when I am out of alignment in the poses, even when I’m off the mat, I would still be able to recognize when I am out of sync. This is something that has never come across my mind.
Yoga has placed me in a position where I have taken a totally different approach towards life – the first class I went was a turning point in my life. It led me to this blessed life that I am living today. I’m grateful that I discovered the essence of yoga – being present and letting go. Yoga instils the idea of being in the now, forgetting about the past and not to worrying too much about the future – letting go is the key. Things change slowly and it is a gradual process. Stillness in the mind and the connecting with myself can be achieved through meditation. I am working towards it and I am glad that I’ve taken the first little step which has made a huge difference in my life.
Through the 200hrs TTC, I’ve gained more knowledge and information that has brought my practice to another level – a very different experience and growth from my regular classes all along. I’ve explored my physical body and developed my thinking/mind throughout this amazing journey. I was given a space to grow, in ways that I could never conceive of.
I always hope that I would be able to positively influence people by sharing with them my experience, just like how yoga has inspired and empowered me in all aspects of my life. With this intention in mind, I will put in more effort to equip myself better.
<Yoga is like Music – The rhythm of the body, the melody of mind, and the harmony of the soul, create the symphony of life – B.K.S. Iyenger>
Pei Gy (200hr Yoga TTC 07/14 weekend)

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