Rachelle: Mental Block (1/6)

I learnt many things from Jessica but one that struck my heart was this: What was stopping me getting into a certain pose
might not be all physical.


I’ve always been competitive and strive to be number one in everything. (I know, so Singaporean of me… so kiasu.) We
were doing Pincha Mayurasana one day and Jessica came over to me and said, “I think what’s stopping you might be the fear
of failing.”


Did I give up subconsciously before my body? Did my mind betray me somehow?


At some level, we’re all afraid of failure. Who doesn’t want to succeed, am I right? I think the lesson here is that yoga, like
many things in life, isn’t about the destination. Failing doesn’t make you a failure. It’ll only make you stronger. Just like
Kelly Clarkson sang, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.


Afterall, it’s the journey that counts. The scenery that we often forget to enjoy on the way. So… don’t be afraid to fail.


RYT200 Aug’20 Weekend