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Aren’t Yoga and Marriage similar to each other?

“Great effort. You’re doing good. Try a bit harder.” *few moments later* “Ok fine, this will do.”

After constant nagging by his flexible Yoga buff wife A had finally agreed to do a toe-touch. While the kids cheered (and sniggered) from the sidelines this stiff as a board man took his hands all the way to his knees and stopped right there. Nothing could make him go any lower, my motivation be damned. :-/ 🙁

A’s underplayed moans and loud huffing and puffing suggested he was in deep distress already. He knew it meant a lot to me and promised to try and do better next time. I nodded and let it go.

The whole world is celebrating #InternationalYogaDay today and we’re additionally celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary which is the day after. Much like Yoga cannot be practiced without patience and perseverance, marriage too requires a good deal of stretching, bending and deep breathing to make it work. They’re both, also, the recipe for a happy and fulfilled life. 🙂

The twelve years I’ve spent with A were no different than the twelve asans of a suryanamaskar.

Starting with a prayer pose, every stage in the learning curve we followed over the years helped us evolve together.

We learned to respect each other’s flexibility and pace, struggling at times and relaxing on other. 

We faced some cramps and muscle pulls but this selfless exercise aided in the balance and harmony we felt in our lives.

I had happily settled for an arranged marriage with complete faith in my parents’ understanding and experience. Jeers from my friends back then seem like a blur, now that I’m happily ensconced in the warm cushion of my family’s love. A is my everything; a boyfriend when I’m flirty and a friend when I’m feeling down but mostly he’s my husband and my pillar of strength.

Interestingly, yoga is like the best friend that regrettably gets friend-zoned because we’re too busy lapping up the current sensations. Yet, it waits undeterred until we clog ourselves mentally and physically and takes us back to heal us like nothing ever can. Practicing what it preaches, yes? Reminds you of how we craved for stability and togetherness before we tied the knot? 😉 🙂 🙂

I’m hoping to get my 12-year old husband, along with our kids, perform at least one suryanamaskar today. If you practice yoga daily, good for you. If not, today is as good a day as any to start. Isn’t it?

This post is published for #OpenNTalk Blogger’s League hosted by Gleefulblogger & Wigglingpen in association with SummerBarnVedantika HerbalsNyassaExplore Kids World.

Thanking Akshata for introducing me on her blog, I’d like to introduce the next #BloggerBabes team member, Nehal. She is an IT engineer by profession, good at heart and mom of a 5 yrs old cutie pie. Knowing, inventing and advising home remedies and easy ones to all is her way to love people around her.

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35 thoughts on “Aren’t Yoga and Marriage similar to each other?

  1. Such a beautiful thought and analogy, Varsha.
    Now that you’ve pointed it out Yoga and Marriage are truly similar.
    Advance Anniversary wishes to you’ll!
    #OpenNTalk #JAMSS2018

  2. haha.. What a beautiful way to show your understandings. yes indeed both are same. I love doing workouts and can easily relate to what you are saying. Thanks for giving such a new way to look both at marriage and yoga. 😀

    – Anami from #InvincibleGang for #OpenNTalk #Week3

  3. You drew such a great parallel between seemingly two different worlds Varsha! Fell in love with your thinking cap dear!!
    Wishing you a very happy marriage anniversary Varsh. Be blessed and stay blessed. Where is the party bye the way 😉

  4. What an observation! I never thought of it this way. Actually both are pretty similar. I have to get regular with my yoga. Thanks for the motivation.
    #Bloggingdivas #Openntalk

  5. Wishing you Happy Marriage Anniversary in advance as you already said it is day after 🙂
    God bless you guys 🙂
    I love the way you think and blog on certain topics. I keep thinking at time kya likhu aur kya nahi but your small post is super impressive always 🙂
    Makes me stop overthink and write what is necessary instead of writing everything lengthy :p
    You inspire me every time babe 🙂 lots of love
    #OpenNTalk #InvincibleGang

    1. Your words are such a boost for my confidence and writing! You’re being too kind. Your posts are very good. I writr short posts becaus my patience to read them wears off after some time and I believe so will my readers’ too.
      Thanks a lot for your wishes! 🙂

  6. hahaha…You introduced new twist to a marriage bonding by Yoga n truly upon comparison, many things we find common in both Yoga n marriage. Kudos to your imagination. Happy Wedding Anniversary

    #BlogAMile #OpenNTalk

  7. Yoga brings stability and has changed my life. It sure has worked wonders in the same vein as your married life. Happy marriage anniversary. Yoga and wedding…that’s some perspective!

    1. Relationship advice comes from everywhere but if we delve into our basics it is easy to find all answers, isn’t it? I’m glad you practice yoga too, Vishal. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  8. You have brought about a wonderful comparison Varsha through this post. Both yoga and marriage require dedication and lot of twists and turns to be successful but the end result is healthy always.#CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk

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