The Yoga journey starts tomorrow and I’m getting pretty nervous. I took my 3rd yoga class this week and it kicked me in the rear! I have this experience with physical activity (and I’m sure I’m not alone). I push to a point and my mind tells me that there’s just no way I can go any further, “just give up” my mind yells! If I can make it past that point, I’m golden; if I give in, I’m in trouble. Tonight I did a little of both; pushing through and giving in…so, my practice was somewhere in between satisfying and frustrating.

I can already tell that these six months are going to be filled with ups and downs. If I can make it through to the other side though, I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be a big step closer to the person I know I can be…I’ve struggled with discipline and willpower and I feel like this yoga program is going to force me to face the laziness and self-doubt that I let hold me back from those higher qualities that I want to nurture.
Wish me luck!

Published by Gita Matlock

Gita is a writer, speaker, and nonprofit professional. She earned a bachelors degree in international studies from Pepperdine University and a masters degree in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco. She has traveled extensively and held leadership positions with national and international nonprofit organizations. She was born, raised, and now resides with her husband and two children at Ananda Village, the first of eight cooperative Kriya Yoga communities founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

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