We can never live back the days that are gone; instead we are left behind with memories that we have to cherish all through our life. The most common mistake that we do is ‘Not to live the moment.’
My school days still remain as a most blissful period in my life. Though there were assignments, strict teachers, rules and regulations; my school days was a honeymoon period because I had the luxury of doing anything without worrying much about the after effects. And the best thing about my school was its signature yoga sessions during the morning hours.
Yoga has been a part in my life since my 8th grade. I can still remember those early morning rush for yoga sessions into the vast hall adjacent to the playground at the ground floor of my school building. We were made to learn, practice and preach yoga with disciplined and vigorous teachings. Our dedicated yoga practitioners and teachers inherited their skills upon us.
All through my school days, I have hated these yoga sessions, considering the fact that I miss my sleeping hours as well the television hours to reach school earlier. Compromising my favorite pastime made me feature yoga at my hate list without much confusion.
I felt the essence of yoga only after stepping out of the school. The after effects of yoga impacts my life till date. School days was tiresome. As a kid I might not have the burden of carrying financial needs, work or family responsibilities, but the study-load, series of exams, assignments and results are enough to keep me stressed.
Yes, it is easy to quote that ‘School kids do not have any responsibility and they wouldn’t worry about the pressure of life’. But that isn’t true, school kids are pushed to the edge of the road at an immature period of their life. Studying and scoring good marks isn’t that easy until you enjoy what you learn. Similarly, impressing the peer group is the toughest job of all. I might not be in a position to support somebody on the financial grounds, but I am at the financial support of someone. And besides all these, the questions that I am answerable about the future decisions of my life are immense. Pressure, stress and depression are indeed the ideal friend to anyone at school age; and that was the impact our education system gave me. Coming to the real topic, yoga.
Yoga has really brought the balance in my school life. I have been a student with excellence as I put my heart and hard-work on anything I do. I have danced, rejoiced, studied, topped the class a few times, won competitions and lived my life to the fullest during those golden school days. When I think back about the school days, there is one thing I lag behind now i.e. BALANCE.
Being an adult, I have been stuffed with so many commitments like earning, getting married, managing the financial needs and so on. It has sucked everything out of me and my true identity. How can I get the balance again and do everything I intend to do? That isn’t easy but it as well isn’t impossible. And it’s definitely within my hands reach to make my life a bliss.
Looking at the celebration of yoga on an international scale brought back the memories. Recollecting and remembering the experience yoga has inculcated in my life, I think it's payback time.
Now, it’s time for some action. Start living life to its fullest.
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It's time for some Yoga! Reviewed by Divya Srinivasan on 15:49 Rating: