I still remember the first day of my Yoga Class. I went into the class not knowing what to expect and dilemma. I unrolled my yoga mat and sat. The trainer asked me to lay down and close my eyes. I followed her instruction subserviently and was waiting for the class to begin.
The class started with some easy stretches and breathing exercise. I was calm and relaxed. The session progressed towards doing Downward Dog, Upward Dog and Bridge Pose to name a few. After the session, my legs pained and stomach cramped. I thought this is the end of it. I am not going to the Yoga class anymore.
I came back home. I had a chat with my husband explaining my experience over the same. He is not a person who leave me just like that. He heard the whole story and enjoyed every bit of my narrative. I was waiting for the moment that he would say, "Honey, you don't need to go to the class". To my dismay, he asked me to go for one more session in the evening to get more practice. My Goodness, I wondered I shouldn't have told the story to him. I realized I dug a hole for myself.
From the next day onwards, the Yoga sessions were intense and then it continued that way. As of now, I have almost 4 years of experience in Yoga practice. I look back and wonder if my husband would not have pushed me I would not have come a long way. Now I am fairly confident to take yoga classes for others.
Sometimes in life, we never know what is good. When you can't think beyond what is in front of you right now, trust the person who believes you. If you take that one step in life, obviously a thousand mile journey will be easy for you. Similarly, our children may be very adamant to try new things in life, we feel like yielding for them often, but as parents, if we can push them beyond their comfort zone it will help them to nourish their confidence a lot. Give that little discomfort for your children so that they can step ahead from their cocoon and learn abundantly from the world. Your child may not have the exposure to play with a new group of friends every time, give them that experience by taking to a Birthday party where they are in a new environment with a new set of people and friends. When you give a different experience every time, it can bring a great shift in thought leadership. Let us be the motivating factor for ourselves and children.