The Hardest Yoga Pose Of All?

The hardest yoga pose of all?

Over the past few months, I’ve been going through a period of change in my personal life which in turn has led me to really look at my professional life as well.  It’s interesting how change in one aspect of your life can so often be ignored.  We plough through life not being receptive to what’s really happening and yet, the smallest change can have a massive impact later on.  So what I’ve been contemplating recently is accepting what life has given to me and accepting that I can either get upset about what’s happening or I can embrace it, knowing that something is round the corner that will shape my life in a different way.

One of the things I’ve been thinking about is how we allow the jobs and roles we do to define us.  If I ask you who you are, what is your immediate answer?  Most people tend to come up with responses like, “I’m a mom”, “I’m a yoga teacher”, “I’m an entrepreneur”.  I’ve spent more than 20 years working in various capacities in the fitness industry and established a certain “status” within it.  When I now consider shifting my direction, honestly, it’s kinda scarey to let go!  Despite me believing that I’ve always been true to myself, the ego still kicks in to remind us it’s there and whilst I know deep down in my heart where my future lies, it’s still hard to let go, which is why last month’s theme was BE BRAVE.

“May I be free to feel my true passions, desires, and feelings and be at home in my heart.” Anonymous

How true and yet how challenging?  Through all the personal development I’ve done, I’ve learnt that being clear on our own identity is an essential foundation for a happy life.  So often I see new Presenters coming through, desperate almost to be someone else; someone they think people want.  Yet, trying to be someone else only leads to disappointment and unhappiness. 

Knowing the answer to “Who Am I” brings internal peace. Imagine how peaceful the world would be if everyone started doing the hardest pose of all … being themselves.

So as I strive towards my future, I invite you to be strong, be yourself and love yourself ..

from this day forth …


Published by Ann-See Yeoh

In a world that moving at a tremendous pace, some of us are striving to peel back the layers and be in the moment. I believe that we are here to share, to grow, to evolve and to leave the world a better place than that we were born into. Whilst we are busy being diverse human beings, we can still remain humans being, and more importantly, that we live our kind of lives.

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  1. Ann-see

    What a great post. I fully agree with you Being yourself is the hardest pose there is..It is what is required of us all so we can be an example for each other and create a world where we accept ourselves and everyone else as who they are.There is a possibility of creating something wonderful from this.acceptance!

    I have been struggling with this one again myself lately! I see there is really a need for allowing and being with.what is.without labels it Ego mind really wants control and need to know!
    I also love the quote.”“May I be free to feel my true passions, desires, and feelings and be at home in my heart.” Isn’t it really what we all desire at the deepest level.

    Thanks for being yourself and sharing your reflections.
    With love

  2. Thank you, Anne, for commenting. That is the challenge for most of us I reckon, and so we can practice just being. I hope you’re keeping well.

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