Get your mind ready: Why you should join the yoga session at TEDxKazimierz “Hidden Heroes” event

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Yoga happened to me during the pandemic; they both appeared suddenly in my life. It all began with a message from my manager: remote work for a week it was. The same repeated with university and pretty much everything I used to be involved in. Little did I know that this “temporary” change would evolve into a lifestyle.

Never since then, I’ve been to the office or the classroom. The pandemic erased boundaries and squeezed everything into a single place and single person – my room and myself.

When everything behind the window seemed to stop, the temptation to escape was strong. Good that I didn’t do that, however – yoga came to my rescue. It didn’t help me to find a way to go on with life, nope – it empowered me to be in present,

to feel the break,

to slow down.

I didn’t come up with the yoga idea on my own; my company invited a trainer to conduct online sessions, and by chance I gave it a shot. I’m not a yoga person by any means, I thought. But that’s exactly the way the best things happen, isn’t it?

I started with yoga two or three times a week before work. Then it just didn’t feel right to show up at team meetings without doing the vinyasa flow, so I started practicing on my own the rest of the days. Thanks to the YouTube yogis for making tons of videos on that.

There won’t be a grand success story at the end. I left yoga as soon as my social life crept back in and my morning practice was replaced by a commute to a new work. Though I improved in doing some asanas, I didn’t reach any notable proficiency in it. Damn, I didn’t even buy a mat – did that yoga venture count at all?

But I don’t care.

The beauty of yoga lies beyond physical achievements and purchased accessories. Yoga nurtures your mind in the way you need it. It teaches you to love and appreciate the smallest step you take. “Yoga is for every type of body,” is not just an appeal from commercials. It’s true. Even if you’re not the sporty type, like me, yoga has a lot to offer.

Yoga is something you should try.

But yoga accepts if it’s not the right time.

Just don’t reject.

And breathe. That’s exactly how we’re kicking off TEDxKazimierz “Hidden Heroes” event. At 2 p.m., you’ll have an amazing chance to join a yoga session with Sofia Krylova, a hatha yoga teacher who spreads calmness and zen through asanas and meditation.

It will be a 40-minute class in English, suitable for all levels. Above all, we’ll focus on breathing techniques, which will help to calm our minds, empower our bodies and give us the strength to be where we are.

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Thus, you won’t be forced to do a headstand, no worries. And if you’re still anxious about not feeling or being good enough, mind that it chases me too despite writing this all. So let’s leave all fears aside and embark on this adventure, together. All you need to do is reserve your spot –  if you already have a ticket for the TEDxKazimierz “Hidden Heroes” event, you should have received a dedicated link in your email inbox to register for Sofia’s session.

Prepare your mind for the speakers’ insights. Open yourself to ideas.

And most importantly, remember to breathe: