The first experience of yoga was not 8 years ago but when I was a freshman in university (I can not believe it was already 12 years ago). At that time physical education class was mandatory, so I attended a dance class, and we did a bit of yoga and stretched at the end of course. That was my first meet with yoga, and I had no idea that I will be doing yoga every day a few years later.
The turning point was a car accident in my fourth grade in university. Due to an exhausted mind, I fell down on my way to a part-time job in the early morning. My leg was hurt, and there was about 3 month that I can not move easily. Though it was a small accident and was not harmful to my life, it causes inconvenience in my daily life. On the day my leg was painful, and I was laying on my bed, I felt so regret of my original lifestyle that I stayed up late all the time and didn’t take care of myself, in the end, my exhausted body and mind made the accident happen. Then I started to cry and cry like a baby. At the moment I made a decision to live my life with yoga and keep myself healthy.
Like every habit, when you started to cultivate it, you have to put a lot of effort. Sometimes I was tired and had no time, I force myself to finish a single cycle of yoga. Sometimes I was doing yoga with my squinting eyes. A half year later, I got used to a life with yoga every day. It will be not comfortable when you didn’t do yoga a day.
It seems very difficult to keep the habit. However, I told myself this is the only time in a day that I let my mind be blank and relax my whole body, let the joy enter in my body and mind, I can keep doing it.
On the other hand, it is a way to make discipline for yourself. Once you made a goal and did walk your talk, it will make you feel so good, the action will increase your confidence. And this confidence and discipline will make yourself shine from inside to outside.