“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?
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.