My yogi journey

Olivia (200Hr weekday Nov’15)
I started my first yoga practice when I was 19 years old. At that time, I just wanted to lose the weight which I put on for preparing university entrance exam. I did 2 hours of yoga everyday watching the DVD I bought.
But it didn’t work out very well, I only lost 4kg out for 3 months. Then I stopped, switched to other methods.
I started to practice yoga again after I joined gym 2 years ago, for the purpose of stretching and relaxation after weights training or cardio work-out.
Yoga became a regular work out for me since then. And soon, I was deeply attracted by the fabulous pose – headstand – king of asana. I tried a few classes and so envy those fellows who could be able to do it. I just couldn’t. So there was a voice in my head saying “why not take a break of your busy life, and spend some quality time with Yoga?”
Then I decided to sign up yoga teacher training program in order to break-through my skills as well as know more about yoga.
So a few days later, I was enrolled in RYS200 Teacher Training Programme at Tirisula Yoga, where my life has begun to change.
It turns out there is a whole new world in front of me, waiting for me to step in. And in this world, there is not only asana, but more – calmness, peacefulness and mindfulness. Yoga is a philosophy, a state-of-mind, and a universe. Well, it’s a long story. To cut it short, yoga is all about the union of body, mind and soul.
Yoga can be practiced in every part of daily life. Breathing, diet, thoughts, and the way of act. It may sounds tricky, and it’s never easy to achieve the ultimate purpose, not even close.
But it’s all about myself, my practice, and my life, isn’t it? And in this journey of quest, I feel more and more inner-peace, stronger and stronger sense of fulfillment every single day and even find enlightenments sometimes in the lectures. So even though there is still a long way to go, every small improvement is an achievement, which brings me one step closer to the body-mind-soul union.
Be patient, grateful, be kind, be gentle, be grounded, and be a yogi and that day will come eventually when I’m ready.
Namaste.

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