Maybe it's because I am a Libra, but I can't live without balance. I need it and crave it. I feel Yoga (Ashtanga) helps me to bring balance into my life. I spend so much time being a wife, a mother, a worker, a friend, a sister, a daughter that I forgot all about being me.
Then I walked into a Yoga class and fell insanely in love with it. The ambiance, the breath, the physical effort. I was just loving the time to myself without having to overdo it with weights or spinning or aerobics. Yoga is my way to challenge my body to the next level, to not be afraid of new things and to always remember that your subconcious takes in everything around you.
One of the things I love about Yoga is the fact that one class I may not be able to make a balance pose. In a couple of weeks I try that pose and it is just amazing at what my body can do, and how my body learns without me even noticing. I just try it and it works, it makes sense I am afraid but I can do it. Bakasana is my triumph pose, one day I just tried it and it worked!! I could balance, I could hover, my feet were off the ground and I was balancing so well. I was afraid to fall, but believed in my body for a chance and I did it!
Now if only I could jump back from Bakasana to Chataranga Dandasana ... that's my next challenge.