In the past few weeks of YTT, I’ve come across challenges and new discoveries. While I haven’t been too hard on myself to achieve particular asanas in a short period of time, I’ve kept an open and diligent mind for each training session. It’s helped to also have faith and acceptance that there will be improvement with consistent practice and patience. After all, a yoga practice is for life.
Also, a daily reminder that yoga is the union of the body, mind and soul helps with motivating my approach to each practice.
An exciting moment was when I learned a new asana transition I didn’t think I’d be able to achieve mid-way through YTT.
Side Crow (Parsva Bakasana) was already quite nerve racking because I couldn’t figure out how to lift my feet off the mat without literally falling apart. With guidance, I was taught how and where to engage my muscles and how much I needed to lean forward to find that sweet spot of balance. What I totally didn’t expect was being able to shift from Side Crow (Parsva Bakasana) to Fallen Angel (devaduuta panna asana). It was a wonderful moment like learning to ride a bicycle for the first time as a kid.
It was then I realised that the beauty of yoga is creating space in the mind for possibilities that are reflected in the body reaching asanas. There’s that moment of clarity and strength when you’re flowing in transition. Just being.
Therefore, I feel patient knowing that with time and continuous strengthening that my body and mind will stretch and overcome challenges.
Feb’20 Weekend YTT