…with what others think of you, but instead be concerned with what you think of yourself. (Things I learned in Yoga)
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About two weeks ago, I began my journey towards mind and body balance. I tried out a real yoga class and absolutely fell in love with it. Right before we start the class, we enter a dark room and set our mats on the floor. We lay on our backs, palms facing up in Shavasana (corpse) pose. We begin and end our class with this pose.
I noticed that I started coming to different realizations. It’s only been a few classes, but I am already learning many things from yoga.
I noticed that the yoga class is a judgement free zone. I would normally be a bit insecure when entering a gym environment. I will admit, I don’t know how to use a lot of that equipment and I feel silly being around it. Yoga is simple and you don’t need many things to practice it. And once you enter the class, the only focus is on yourself. Everyone is on a personal journey, and we all struggle with poses, all sweat, all come back over and over again.
I’m starting to be more comfortable with who I am and not worry so much what others think. External opinion will change; it’s like a pendulum, you will be loved and you will be hated. The important thing is that you love yourself internally and keep to it always.
Any comments for discussion on this topic are welcome!