Chronicles of a (wannabe) Yogi
During the month of April, a blogger friend of mine had posted about yoga. A month long posts about different yoga poses! I had practiced yoga earlier, thanks to the convent school I learnt in which had compulsory yoga period every week. I was confident at that time I knew most of the aasanas except for the ones which didn’t involve me standing upside down! But seeing her A to Z posts made me realise how wrong I was. Also, high school was long back! I suddenly felt nostalgic and decided to give yoga another shot. After all, I had become a fitness freak (!!!) and yoga was as good as any for physical and mental health.
So I did what a good student would do. I approached Rajalakshmi, the person who posted the yoga series and inspired me to start yoga. I told her how her posts have inspired me and how I want to start doing yoga. Being a sweet person, she was happy to help. She suggested me some yoga channels and told where to start. She told me to take it easy in the beginning. But I was confident I could master the aasanas soon. Thus started my yoga Journey of 3 days.
Day 1: Totally confident about my abilities, I switched on the first video of the session. It was just a 10 minute video. “That’s all? I guess I can cover 3 videos per day” was the thought with which I started. The first minute boosted my confidence to an extreme level. Whatever they were teaching, it was very easy. But the confidence boost didn’t last long. The next couple of minutes weren’t as easy. And then it started to get even more difficult. “Did I really learn yoga?” was the only thought I had in my mind. Close to the end, I started checking the time to see how soon the session would end! And has thought I would cover 3 videos at a stretch. I was so happy when it finally ended. Though I knew I wasn’t even half good, I blamed it on lack of practice and promised myself the second day would be better!
Day 2: The session started with planks. Ha! That must be easy. I know how to do planks. I was simply worrying about being bad at yoga. Those were my initial thoughts. Sure I can hold plank well enough but the variations she kept on adding to them were definitely out of my league. And again by the end of the session, I was left panting. My joy knew no bounds when the session ended with namaste! ‘A big namaste to you too’ was my only thought!!
Day 3: I had a dream that I twisted my hands and legs trying to do some aasana and I couldn’t Undo the effects! Well that was the day I woke up and suddenly realised that I was better off with my walking routine. And there ended my 3 days yoga Journey! But the one lesson I have learnt from my (3 day) yoga Journey is, it definitely makes you feel fresh!
Do you love Yoga? Share your opinions in the comments below.
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Until the next post,
Keep Smiling 🙂