Me and yoga have had an on and off relationship the last 2-3 years. I really like doing yoga, but it was something I did beside my normal training since this had first priority.
This year I had some really good experiences with some yoga classes – it was like I understood it on another level. I started to follow some “yoga enthusiasts” on IG and one caption caught my attention. The girl wrote “The first thing we do when things get hard is to hold our breath. We freeze, seize up and hope its going to be over soon. But what yoga teaches us is to be comfortable in the uncomfortable. To breathe into those tight places, the areas holding us back. Breathe and give life and love to places which need it most. Mentally and physically, to breath deep and ope areas we haven’t opened before. Next time you face something which makes you freeze and hold your breath, try to breathe deep into it. Hold onto that situation and pose a few breaths longer and you may experience something new” @shadesofjoy.co
This perspective on yoga was an eye-opener for me and I am practicing to think yoga into my daily life when I need to. This “breath deep into it” reminds me of Winston Churchills quote “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. Really, you can’t stop when things get hard. You need to inhale; fill out your lunges with new fresh air and energy and exhale; let go of all bad energy and thoughts holding your back – and then continue.
Current I am taking an education as Yoga Instructor. My plan is not to be an instructor. I just do it for myself; I would like to make my practise better, understand how to do the poses correctly and understand more of the yoga philosophy.
This is my yoga journey, let’s see where it takes me 🙂