Reflective Essay On Yoga

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Taking a yoga class was something I did not plan to do for a GER requirement. I was leaning towards more of a tomboy type of class such as, sports, fitness or even drawing, and yoga did not fit that category. However, my plans changed and yoga was my last resort. I didn’t hate yoga or anything, I just though it wasn’t my type of thing. At first, I was skeptical about it. I honestly just wanted to drop the class, but couldn’t. Knowing that I had to stick with it, I learned to enjoy it more and more as the year progressed.
Yoga class was something I enjoyed doing after a long day of class. And learning about Yoga made it even more special, such as, the 8 limbs of yoga, Yamas, Niyamas, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and
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I believe it is important because everything starts with “me”. I have to be dedicated to do better, which means actually putting effort in to succeed. I have to come to class everyday to learn and improve. For me, I used tapas in a way to remain myself why I’m in yoga. Like I mentioned before, I never really liked yoga but over time I learned to enjoy it. In order for someone to achieve a goal, one has to be dedicated to it first. My goal coming into yoga was initially just to do good to make my GPA look good. Overtime, it changed into doing better in asanas. I believe I have achieved my goal because of my dedication for …show more content…
What I gained the most from yoga is probably knowledge and academic experience. It’s funny to think about how unintelligent I was about yoga. I never knew there was so much information that was involved with yoga and how yoga ties everything together. I just thought it was all about doing weird poses. Yoga gave me a sense of having an open mind and trying new things. Yes, sometimes the things we do in yoga were unusual and kind of weird liked when we hummed and covered our faces, but yoga involves weird and unusual things like that so I didn’t mind it at all. Not only was it weird and unusual it also did clear my mind, and made me focus on my inner self to be in a meditative state. This helped me clear my mind and focused on different parts of body. Something else that opened my eyes about yoga was doing my dance paper. I never took notice of how similar Hmong dancing and yoga were. Having that kind of experience and comparing the two was fun and interesting. It made me realize how big of an impact yoga has in my surrounds outside of

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