caucasian fitness woman practicing yoga at sunset

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Don’t now seek the answers, which can’t be offered to you because you wouldn’t be able to live them. And the point is to live everything.

What is Patience?

Patience is vital in working toward any goal in life. We live in a society which expects to see results straight away, and once we do not we give up and never attain our objective. We’re constantly bombarded with TV advertisements about achieving results fast and with very little effort, and this is the primary reason many fail. There’s a process and it requires patience, hard work, and enabling the necessary time to maneuver to succeed. Allow me to tell you about my process of becoming successful integrating yoga into my life.

Introduction to Yoga

About two years ago I started doing Yoga. I had tried it a few times before and found it boring, but I had friends who swore by it and I wanted to find out what it was all about. I told myself I was going to do it daily for a month. My first two weeks were unhappy. I was a competitive cyclist for 7 decades, ridding between 100 to 200 miles a week and my muscles were tight. The yoga poses challenged my body in ways I had never experienced, and my muscles were screaming, but I’d yoga dedicated to a month and I was going to finish the month. I stopped adjusting my target to 5-6 days a week, since my body was so sore and was not likely to risk injury. (It’s about health, not being hurt)

Now after about two weeks my body slowly started to adapt. I was not seeing any visible benefits but it was feeling pretty good. After four weeks, I decided it was feeling good and extended my target to 90 days. My body was still crying, but I was emotionally and physically feeling amazing after each course. I had gained a small amount of flexibility and I felt a little stronger, but my still had not changed much. It just felt great.

Body Shifting

Somewhere around three month is when I began to notice my body shifting. I was more flexible than I could remember, my body was becoming very powerful, and my muscles were longer and thinner. That’s only the external advantages of yoga. The psychological part of yoga is the most awesome part, which I’m not going to tell you about, as your experience will different form mine, and it is something you need to experience for yourself, but I’ll tell you its amazing.

I’ve been exercising 3-4 times per week for a couple of decades, and I look forward to each class. My body bends in ways I would have never dreamed possible, and have become very emotionally powerful. When I first began Yoga a few years back, I’d have never imagined loving it the way I do. In my past I’ve experienced similar items lifting weights, running, and biking, and all of them have played a part in my experience of yoga. The best part is I’m still a beginner, and have plenty to learn and experience.

I’ve incorporated Yoga in my life by being consistent and patient. When I first began it hurt and I wasn’t enjoying it, but I stayed with it. Today it is one of my favourite things to do. It would have been easy to stop, but I had a purpose of doing it for 30 days, and I see myself doing it for the rest of my life. When you decide to begin a fitness program or create a wholesome way of life, set a target and be patience as you work toward the target. It can become something you love to do for the rest of your life, or it could play an essential part to making something amazing in your life.