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Chatting with some friends today after YTT:

Friend A: So what did you learn today?

Me: Oh we learnt the warrior sequence and – (before I could continue)

Friend B: Oh yeah I know all about that! Warrior 1, 2, 3, Reverse warrior, humble warrior, blah blah…

I nodded, smiled, and replied yeah that, and before I could talk about the other interesting things I learnt that day, they started going on about the other poses they know. It definitely got me thinking how I was possibly just like them before I started my YTT journey. Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga tells us that Asana, more easily understood as the physical yoga poses that we do, are but just one limb of yoga. Chasing the asanas, therefore, should not be our only focus if we were to live a more yogic lifestyle. However, it does seem a very common misconception for many, myself included. As I start to progress more throughout my YTT experience, I need to remind myself not to forget how I was like before, and to be considerate, understanding and even accepting to the varying perceptions of others.


200 Hour YTT Feb-May’21