"Power of Change" Weekend workshop with Desiree Rumbaugh and Andrew Revin . It was truly insightful and enlightening. Both of them are in their fifties, sharing about their life experiences and yoga journey in a sincere, light hearted and heart warming way. I enjoyed every single moment of the workshop. Besides anatomical knowledge (which I think that its one of the most important aspect of yoga), I realised the importance of practising yoga mindfully off the mat and living in the present moment, the power of now.
I can totally relate when Desiree shared that she's always working on her "dramas" in her twenties or thirties. I am also working on the "dramas" in my life, most of them are pretty much self created and perceived by me. Being quite the drama queen, I chose to make them drama episodes. Examples of some self created "dramas" are:
- dramas in the corporate world (lamenting at situations and work on hand, sometimes political in nature)
- dramas in relationships (being affected by people's actions or words and how they made me feel)
- dramas with myself (anxiety, self confidence and self esteem issues)
Are you also facing the same issues? Don't worry, you are not alone, me too.
It is always easy to complain, whine and criticise, but it takes great inner strength and mindfulness to stay positive and upbeat even when you don't feel like to. We have a choice to look at situations in a different light and sometimes even turning them around!
The movie "Inside Out" portrays this so well - the inner voices in our head! Another of my favourite Disney Pixar movie, besides "UP" (I later found out that they were from the same creators as "UP"). Nice.
“Yoga Practice” not “Yoga Perfect”.
The same applies to Life – everyday is a “practice” for us to be better than the person we were yesterday. We can never be perfect, we just try, there will be good days and bad days, ups and downs. Practising yoga has certainly made me more mindful of this. The body does change the mind!