Yoga Memories By Jennifer Walsh

Keshav and Jennifer Rupakheti Belfast

Yoga Memories

By Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti

I remember my first class, 8am one Dublin morning.
And how I had to go home afterwards to sleep.
That’s when you taught me that Yoga is a workout,
and not just people sitting poised chanting OM.

I remember crying when my boss changed my work rota,
So I could no longer attend my regular Monday night class.
That’s when you taught me how much I need you,
and taught him that it’s not ok to make girls cry.

I remember how long it took me to finally get up into full wheel pose (4 years!)
That’s when you showed me how scared I was to go out of my comfort zone.(and how stiff my back was)

I remember how competitive I felt during my first few years, comparing myself to the other bendy girls.
That’s when you showed me how hard I am on myself.

I remember attending a class in Kathmandu
and wondering if the teacher was married.
That’s when you showed me True love
and it’s endless possibilities.

I remember just last week,
my Kathmandu yoga teacher and I,
sitting in our yoga centre, looking out over the park and thinking,
I’m home, Thank you.

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Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti, Founder & Owner of Namaste Yoga Centre in Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Wife to Nepali Yoga Teacher Keshav  and mum to Lukas and Jasmine.
Enthusiastic lover of Yoga for many years (18 years I think), keen gardener, experimental cook and meditation addict.
When things get tough. I write poems. Strange but true. It helps.
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