|Title||The first prize essay(2/3) (held by Embassy of India)|
|Writer||Kim O Jeong||Date||2018-03-31||Count||75|
The first prize essay(2/3)
This essay has won the first prize in the yoga experience story that was held by Embassy of India for celebrating International Yoga Day.
My yoga experience(2/3)
Kim * Jeong
Since I started doing yoga, my period started after three months and it became regular like magic. Also, the intense cramps were reduced gradually. Through this experience, I realized for the first time that yoga practice had great effect on a physiological function of my body.
My body was still stiff. However, since I was helped by yoga practice at an unexpected place and as I added my yoga practice for one year and two years, I naturally came to be aware of the health of body and mind. Moreover, after running parallel with practicing yoga and eating natural hygiene, the disgusting migraine that visited me every other day was gone completely.
Recovering health like that is a harvest earned through yoga practice, but the richest harvest is my existing awareness about health was switched. I used to think “Catching a disease is a fate.”, but now I think I am responsible for my health and I have to keep it by myself. Also, I came to think that I can govern my health with my habit and will power. In addition, I think it is a great luck that I have realized regular practice and regular life are very important for stability of body and mind.
Having the experience, now I’m walking the way of a yoga instructor. There was unexpectedly no big conflict in putting down design which I thought my lifelong occupation and choosing yoga instead.
The process of the yoga practice was natural and steady like water flow and I came to gain courage and confidence due to better health and consciousness although it was slow. That led me to the way of yoga naturally.
And it was strange that the things that I used to think that I had to give up became the things that I don’t need to give up anymore. It was like that at the same time I decided to be a yogini.
Giving up is generated from having desire but my desire was decreased because of the little bit trained spirit. So, it naturally made giving up decreased.
Learning the things that are truly valuable to learn. Ruling my health by myself. And if you learn and master it properly you can share it with other people. It is yoga and yoga has wonderful contents!
There is a line in the book written by the master who gave me teaching since I entered yoga and until now.