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New Beginnings | RYT200 Reflections | Yuqi

First day of YTT started on 25 February 2019.

I woke up at 6am – I don’t even wake this early for work! ? I had mixed feelings as I got to the studio – I was excited to start YTT yet nervous on how it would turn out! I haven’t been very active since February started – Chinese New Year and post-CNY flu had me making up excuses to skip the gym.

Fortunately, the first day went well and I liked that the class was a ‘cosy’ one – dispelling my worries of not being able to catch up in class or finding it intimidating to speak up! During the first class, we revisited the basics and practised the most essential – Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). I always felt that my basics in asanas may not be accurate but I’ve never been corrected at classes before, so I was happy to relearn the foundational poses!

I later learnt that asana means steady and comfortable pose. What works for someone else might not be the best for me, and ultimately I should get into a position that is comfortable for me yet allows me to engage the correct parts of my body.

In subsequent lessons, I also learnt about the 8 limbs of yoga. There is really so much to yoga than just fancy poses! I felt so different after learning about Yama (restraints) and Niyama (observances) – I really believed these are ways in which I could improve myself and my life.

I’m enjoying YTT so far. I learnt so much every weekend that whenever one weekend is over, I always look forward to the next!

Yuqi @yuqii