My journey from feeling stuck and unhappy, to finding fulfilment through achieving mind-body-soul balance based on a foundation of a deeply personal yoga practice. And now I live to help others find built on a strong foundation of mind-body-soul balance.
Stuck in the Culturescape
It was at the age of 25 that the feeling of being ‘stuck’ in life started.
I was by every means to the modern world a ‘successful’ woman, having climbed the corporate ladder and making more than most of my peers (which I was highly grateful for).
But I hated the rat race.
It was easy for me to thrive in the system of money-go-round, but it was meaningless. Every day I worked like a dog for 15-16 hours, sleeping less than 5 hours daily, and working out on free days just to gain some mental clarity.
Yet I did NOTHING about this unhappiness for many years on.
Everyone lived this way.. right? Work as a corporate slave, earn money, go through the motions, and ignore that unhappiness.
Then Bali happened and I decided to take the leap into full-time yoga
I had been doing yoga at home since 2012 and had already experienced many benefits from yoga. However my mental health was exposed to ups and downs given my corporate career, and so I decided to take a mental break in 2018 (I was 30 by then) with a DIY yoga retreat in Bali or risk a mental breakdown.
It was during this retreat, that my yoga practice changed from being one that was plainly asana-focused, to one that became an integral part of my life that helped me find a deep sense of grounding, balance and purpose. I could never get this from my work, and I savoured every moment of this peace and fulfilment, albeit for the duration of the retreat.
Coming back to Singapore, I realised that my life had to change.
Unhappiness is not natural (although it seems like it).
We are created to be happy, to be fulfilled and to live a life of purpose.
2018-2019 became a longish period of personal growth.
I brought the revelation from Bali back to Singapore and set an intention to live happy. It started with deepening my yoga practice – I moved away from the studios that focused only asanas, to those that integrated breath (for the soul) and meditation (for the mind).
I started a blog to write down some of the things I’d learnt and share it with the world. It was ugly as hell then but like many new endeavours, I started before ever feeling ready. (This blog became what you are reading right now – and it will only get better!)
I also went for yoga teacher training in India, this trip changed my life.
And I re-stated my intention to live life to the fullest. Live as though I have no other day.
मृतकला or the art of dying is now tattoed on my skin to remind myself that the only certainty in life is death, not money nor career nor the rat race.
Finally calling it quits with the corporate world, my comfort zone of 9 years
Now in 2019, I made a decision to trade my corporate dress for freedom.
I now live full time as a digital nomad, to travel the world, and to help people in the working world – whether entrepreneurs, employees, freelancers, etc – to find their fulfilment in life too!
One of the 8 limbs of yoga is Aparigraha or letting go. Take only what we need in life, and let go of the rest.
Let go of expectations.
Embrace life as it happens.
Yoga is not just about the asanas, it’s a holistic way of living.
Living a let go life is crazy hard, and mind you, it is not for everyone. But… it gets easier. We all have to start somewhere.
It’s your turn now..
Are you ready to live a fulfilling life that aligns with your mind, body and soul?
I know that many of you are here because you thirst for something different, to live differently from the life that your society or parents expect you to.
Some of you may be yogis, some are completely new to the practice. But if you are still reading on, it means you are ready to start your personal journey of growth.
So make the decision today to act on your intention and let your journey begin.
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