It has been more than six years since I first started yoga. I have experienced a lot of physical and mental changes since then. While there are still many aspects with vast spaces for improvement, I know I have progressed. Yoga has always been more than just an exercise for me. It's a life style and a philosophy of life, but I have never really made a serious commitment to it. That's why I decided to do a 30-day challenge. What is the 30-day challenge? Well, you set your own span of time, for instance 15 mins, 30 mins, or 1 hour..., and practice yoga every day for at least that set amount of time for 30 consecutive days. The trick to making it possible, is to go a bit beyond your limit, within reason. At first I thought 15 mins was all I was up for. Then, I realised that it was not enough to 'feel' anything. I didn't want to feel too pressured, either, so I extended the time to 30 mins each day. Of course, having classes twice a week helped make it easier, since during those days, I didn't have to wake up half an hour earlier for yoga. These are the bits and pieces of thoughts, reflections, revelations, whatever you'd like to call them, I shared on Facebook as I progressed along the 30 days. I am not trying to show off how determined I am, or promulgate to the world how much I love yoga. It's just that being an ordinary person, we all need a bit of pressure, but not too much, to push ourselves in order to progress. Under the witness of friends, I am more determined to see its completion, than if I were to do it all on my own - because you know at least a few friends are waiting for that progress report!
- Nov 30 Fri 2012 10:21