If you are the procrastinating kind, where you keep on postponing your well-being, your happiness, your plans, your aspirations and whatever else you have longed to be, then please ignore this message…maybe the right day will come soon and then you can act! For the rest of you, who are longing to make each day, each moment count, and are in a hurry to shed your limitations, remove all those tearing bottlenecks that prevent you from being who you want to be.
But if you are longing to stop being a slave to external situations and want to take your destiny in your own hands, then read on.
If you really look at what’s stopping you from whatever you may be wanting to be, ultimately it can only be your mind or your body, isn’t it? If you still haven’t arrived at this, then keep questioning until you are really able to see that these are the only two things that you need to handle — your body and your mind.
Those of you who are able to see this clearly that your mind and body are the only obstacles, please read on.
So if you are in such a position where your body or mind is not taking instructions from you but doing it’s own thing, then what can you do? The first thing is that if you are racing, then please stop! Please stop, pause, take a stock of your current situation and understand clearly where you are. If you can’t afford to stop because you are too busy with many other responsibilities or priorities then maybe it’s not time yet and you can wait.
Those of you who are willing to take a break, please read on.
Next step is to equip yourself with tools or Sadhana that can help you to take charge of your body and mind. So you have already tried whatever means you had and they didn’t work or didn’t work as long as you had wanted. Are you willing to dedicate at least one hour a day to work on yourself with these tools or Sadhana? If you think this is too much time to spare and you have better or more important things to do, then it’s fine, you can wait for some more time until you are able to dedicate this much time.
Those of you who are ready to commit at least an hour daily, please read on.
So you have decided to commit at least an hour of your time daily, come what may, for your own growth! This is a big big step that you have taken, which most people take ages to realise or come to. Now, the work is very simple since you are aware of your limitations, you know what you need to work towards, you are committed to invest a minimum amount of time and are focused and eager to start!
Next you need to equip yourself with the right set of tools that can help you take charge of your body and mind. In yoga there are various tools or practices available and depending on your situation (age, physical and mental health, agility etc) , we may need to see what could work best for your situation.
Yoga is a subjective dimension, so from whom you decide to learn this will also make a huge impact.
Once you have decided to invest your hard earned time, then it’s best you choose a reliable source to learn from as this is not a physical discipline, but something which can help you to transform your life — so ensure you make the right choice! There are thousands of forms of yoga being offered in the world today, millions of teachers who might have been certified to teach and it may become difficult to choose. It could be a good idea to start with a reference or a friend you could trust and have seen experience the benefits.
Get in touch with someone whom you are comfortable with to discuss what’s the right set of yogic practices for you and how you can get started!
Wish you the best in your endeavours and would be happy to hear about your journey and how it goes ?
PS: If you are based in Bangalore or otherwise and comfortable learning with me, then I’m here to help. From tomorrow June 30 up-to July 8, I will be in Jayanagar and teaching many different types of Isha Hatha yoga practices.
The complete schedule and details of my programs can be found on my website –