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Negative thoughts? Change it!

So as a typical Kapha, my face might be appeared calm and composed but underneath that “Zen” veil, sometimes I do also overwhelmed by negative thoughts.

But I always try to think in positive way. Here’s a summary of my thought for the 1st week so far. =)

1st Challenge:
Why wake up at 5.30am to get ready for a 7.30am class? Why why why?
Positive: Girl, you are lucky! It is a blessing that you are able to learn yoga with in a loving and supportive community under a professional team and safe environment, not to mention the teachers are also the best in town. =)

2nd Challenge:
Sometimes wake up too late and the MRT goes way too slow.
Positive: It represents my circadian clock still have a lot to be improved. And when people goes slow, you go slow as well. Take that time to slow down you breathing and practice a little bit of ujjayi breathing.

3rd Challenge:
Never had the time to eat breakfast.
Positive: Drink more water. Consider this one of your own”kriyas” and maybe it’s time for some “bhastrika”? 🙂

4th Challenge:
What? Teaching???? Speaking in front of public? I have stage fright to teach in front of my classmates. How am I going to survive this? 🙁
Positive: Just do it. I repeat, just do it.

5th challenge:
Omg! How am I going to hold this pose? 5 more breaths? My lower back is aching and my knees…Oh my knees.
Positive: Just hold it. Even the world comes to an end and you still haven’t tasted Brunetti’s chocolate truffle cake. JUST HOLD IT.

6th challenge:
My classmates are better than me. I’m not going to top them.T_T
Positive: Stop beating yourself up! It’s not a competition and it is a journey of self-discovery.Period.

7th challenge:
Shouldn’t drink that wine and shouldn’t eat that pork knuckle with blueberry jam last night. Maybe I should become vegan or vegetarian.
Positive: Forget that. Concentrate on being. Means now. I repeat. Now.

8th challenge:
Stomach is screaming hunger. What am I going to have later for lunch? Salad or mixed rice? Salad, what combinations I want? If mixed rice, what dish should I choose?….
Positive: See no.7.

As time goes by, I have befriended my mind. Even though sometimes it drives me crazy, especially doing asanas, but I choose to embrace them and not to be aggravated by them.

Just another day of class while having the thoughts above before 11am everyday. Haha.

Wendy Loh, 200 hour Hatha Vinyasa YTT Course, 28 Sept – 30 Oct 15.