Sunday, July 06, 2014

Sometimes all we get for doing something is who become in the process. :)

Janneke  wrote in a comment a few days back: Sometimes all we get for doing something is who become in the process. :)

This is so true. We change during the process in many ways.

- Many asanas that we want to learn need years of practice till they are mastered. On the way we have to become patient. Yet we also have to work on an asana i.e. without expecting quick success. We get strong mentally. We learn not to give up so quickly. Long term projects seem doable.
- We learn to stay optimistic.
- Also when we don't master an asana, we practice and this keeps us flexible and strong.
- We might also learn to learn.
- It can also be that we learn how to organize our lives, as we need time to practice yoga.
- Practicing daily we can develop a relaxed attitude towards the ups and downs on the mat and in life.

Our developments can be surprising even.

It's very warm here, exactly how I like it. I sit in a bar in front of the hotel and sip freshly squeezed orange juice. I have even Internet access here. 'Would you like to come back to Bulgaria?' E asked me yesterday. I would. People are friendly, food is good. We stay downtown, yet the beach is in walking distance. It's safe here. I love the cats. And the weather is stable. It's a perfect place to relax.

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PS: Also the above picture made its way to Explore on Flickr. It's the 4th picture now within a week. It's really very special to be put in that pool.


Janneke den Dekker said...

Awwwww:$ Thanks for the mention. Yoga is phenomenal in that way because we may not always be perfect in our physical postures, in fact we may never even go deep enough into all the postures. What really matters is who we are when we arrive there.

Ratika Sharma said...

Transform your vacation into yoga vacation;

Every year we look for new places and ideas to spend our precious vacation or to utilize an opportunity to withdraw ourselves from our daily life to refresh and re-energize. You might have heard of yoga, but have you ever heard of yoga retreat? Yoga retreats are emerging as a favorable vacation spot which truly fulfills the meaning of retreat- stress reduction, self-discovery and escape from a hectic urban life.
A yoga retreat is designed to help you shed old habits and cultivate new routines or rejuvenate yourself by immersing yourself into yogic practices.

Yoga vacations are for everyone;
To plan a yoga retreat you don’t need to be a yoga practitioner or an advanced yogi. Yoga is accessible for everyone; you can be of any age or body type. If you are already a yoga practitioner, this retreat will deepen your yoga practices thus helps you to explore new space in your body and new thoughts in your mind.
Yoga retreats usually offers morning and evening classes. Some yoga retreats also organize various extra activities like hiking, native dancing and cooking classes, depending on the culture, location or religion of the city in which yoga retreat is located.

It offers some unique benefits that we won’t get from other retreats or vacation tour. Few of them are listed below;

Detox You Digitally;
The retreat will detox you digitally, you would love to shut off your technology as the pleasant and engaging environment would not let you to constantly tweet, update facebook, text or call your friends, you will feel good to unplug.

Relax and De-stress your life;
Sometimes we need to be away from home to allow ourselves to truly relax. Yoga retreat is one such place where you can relax or de-stress without missing your loved ones as you would be finding and interacting with a new self in yourself.

Adds new friends in your life;
You will interact with individuals with similar interest from different parts of the world, exchanging thoughts and views with them will enrich your life experiences and you will remember them for the rest of your life.
Rejuvenates you;
You will return home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You will feel re-energized, healthier and rejuvenated hence will resume your daily routine with new vigor. All your douts or fear will vanish and your will step into a new world of courage and possibilities.