“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”
― Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Yoga is something I have before done only once in my life. It was in my second year of college when my friend forced me to go along with her. It eased clear my skin, make me fitter and fixed a lot of posture issues I had. Now, after several bouts of bad health, back problems, weight gain, and bad moods, I decided it was time to go back to yoga and get my mind and body back on track. With accurately 1 day to go before my first class, those are some sensations I am feeling, and I’m sure others about to start yoga classes will relate!
1 You feel like you’re about to become a detoxified, clean, unicorn.
Just the very knowledge that I will be beginning yoga has made me feel like the world is going to be magically fixed, my mind is going to become sane and balanced, and I will be a bundle of rainbow-coloured happiness after doing three Surya Namaskars and passing out with breathlessness.
2 You’re worried you might fart while doing a difficult pose.
Let’s face it: our bowels have an unholy and gross amount of power over us, much the way Donald Trump has a gross amount of power over America.
3.You’re anxious you might break something while making a pose.
Being a man who hasn’t moved a muscle in the past months, and as usual, the dullest person on average in a room, the fear of injuring myself and permanently damaging my body is very real.
4.You’re tensed you won’t even be able to do any poses as you’re as resilient as a rock.
Assuming about developing limbs and tearing ligaments automatically makes a concern-ridden mind like mine to the thought that I am not even flexible enough to do a pose that would injure me. Clearly, doing the only one who sits there looking stiff and ridiculous is more embarrassing.
5.You make a list of problems to request your yoga teacher to cure.
From backaches to depression to bad posture to insomnia to a pot belly there are numerous things I would like yoga to cure. Perpetually thinking about all these problems that I need to list to my unfortunate tutor, then, is my new favorite thing to do