Do you ever feel as though your goal, the one that’s important to you is unattainable? You see others successfully reaching their goals, but you have no idea how to make this become a reality in your life … so you stall to make anything happen.
In March 2014, I completed my Yoga TTC (Teacher Training Course). At the time, when I saw other students easily coming up into the Sirsasana (the headstand), I could only dream of the day when I would confidently allow my legs to go up into the air. The fear of falling down, led to my falling down every time I tried to come up. By the end of the intensive 200 hours training; I was still far from having reached those heights and was pretty wobbly in my attempts. But there was a determination. As I mentioned in the blog Prisoners of our Thoughts after many patient attempts, I finally rose to the challenge by cultivating positive thoughts.
Today, a little over 2 years later, I am able to hold the pose for at least 3 minutes and variations are slowly becoming more comfortable. So comfortable, that I have started slowly coming into the preparation steps to get into the Scorpion.
In 2014, I could have never even imagined that my mind, let alone my body would allow me to get into such a pose. As I participated in the May 2016 TTC yoga classes – the instructor MahaShakti – she deserves the credit – pulled me to my limits and beyond. She literally stretched my body and as a consequence my mind to the vast possibilities within my existence. Today, I found myself with my legs behind my head (with assistance) – my legs behind my head!!! I can only laugh because it just seemed impossible for my body to bend in ways that it is now able to bend.
When I think about who I was 2 years ago, I can truly grasp the magic of determination and dedication.
In January 2014, I arrived at the Ashram looking for answers to bring meaning to my existence. I left a job I loved because the idea of falling into a 9 to 5 routine until retirement was not appealing to me. I wanted more, I wanted to create more meaning in my life! So, I went off on an adventure choosing to let myself be guided by my heart.
The key moments in the last 2 years are summed up by the way in which I now choose to live my life. I have come to realize that, it is true, nothing is impossible.
I’ve also realized that when I have truly followed my heart, doors have opened up and I’ve been guided by something greater than me. Do not get me wrong, there are still moments when I second guess my heart, I still have bad days and there is still so much more to learn about life, love, and happiness. However, one thing I do embrace about this whole experience as I prepare myself to leave the Ashram again … is that I set the limits, not the sky nor the environment. Where there is a will, there is a way.
Nothing is impossible applies to all of us, not just yogis.