5 things I’ve learned about Yoga

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The first time I learned about Yoga was when my younger sister decided to start a new approach to life and practice Yoga and latter on to have her own academy of teaching Yoga to others. Look it up for AYA, who knows it might change your life too.

In September 2020, I started my internship with AYA, 200 hours program that if I fulfill it, I will become a yoga instructor, Yaaay. During the first month, I’ve learned a lot, and at some point, I felt overwhelmed; therefore, I decided to share with you Top the 5 things I adopted thanks to the program.

 

  1. Could you take it to the next level?
    I was always known as a disciplined as can be; starting my internship, I realized that there’s no limit to this… Yoga founders managed to be disciplined in a way I can only envy and look forward to. Since I work from home, I lost my balance, and setting a daily schedule would be a great help to achieve my goals and make sure that every work is done at the right time.

  2. Life gives us lots of opportunities.
    When I used to face a challenge or obstacles, I used to ask, “why me?” looking for an answer, instead of focusing on that I’ve been “chosen” and that I am blessed; and otherwise, why would the universe challenge me if I wasn’t up to it.

  3. English is so basic
    You may know that Yoga was founded in India; therefore, learning the language of Sanskrit, which is known as the language of Yoga, is mandatory. Reading few pages from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali made me realize why yogis and lots of people feel the urge to visit India; the language is welcoming, and English suddenly looks like a piece of cake considering it’s my 3rd language.

  4. Ashtanga
    OMG, for moments I’m afraid I might be falling in love… don’t get me wrong, it’s torture, but when I’m looking to evolve and get better, it’s the best challenge there. It makes me feel as if I’m at the beginning, and it’s keeping me humble, which is part of the philosophy needed here; you can always learn more, and that will make you as great as you should be
  5. Bikram
    The first time I learned about Bikram was during class, and his sequence is so popular, he’s one of the “gods” in a way to realize he took advantage of his power and abused his students. Yet his methods made Yoga spread in the western world, and he’s a creative Yogie and instructor. In the marketing industry, we often learn how to implement an idea or product to our customers, and Bikram managed to do it so that it should be taught all over the world. Sadly there was another story behind it, where he took advantage of his position.

    <span>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@erik_brolin?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Erik Brolin</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/yoga?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a></span>

    Photo by Erik Brolin on Unsplash

It’s only been 3 weeks, lots of practice, and my headline should be: “Every step is progress and keep showing up, and life will grant you what you want.” Namaste

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