Apparently today (June 21st) is your day, and I decided to dedicate you a few words, a sort of thank you letter for everything you’ve done for me in the last few years.
The first time we met, I was 20 years old and admit I didn’t like you that much. I’m sure it was my fault, you were perfect at the time, I was the one lacking curiosity and the will to deepen our knowing, or maybe I was not ready for such a commitment. After that day I’ve dated someone else, there was volleyball, running, swimming and then Pilates ( I’m pretty sure you too have some friends in common).
Then in February 2013, while I was in Australia, someone told me about you. I remembered our first terrible date and told the person I was not interested in giving you another chance. He insisted and because I didn’t want to disappoint him we went on a second date. We met in a delightful room together with a few other people, and somehow I managed not to be judgemental and practice with an open mind and heart. That meeting went much better; I honestly enjoyed the time we spent together despite my body reacted in a way I didn’t expect him to. I felt extremely inflexible and rigid, but the positive feeling you gave me encouraged me to get to know you better. Since that day, we have seen each other a lot. I would call ours an open relationship. You always give me the freedom to see someone else, probably because you know you have nothing to worry about, and I’ll never run away from you.
So thank you yoga!
Thank you for giving me the chance to learn and finally appreciate the complexity of my body.
Thank you for being always there for me, even when I need to spend some time alone, you accept it and wait for me to come back to you.
Thank you for being so much fun and making me laugh every time we try something new together.
Thank you for being the only one capable of releasing my mind when I’m extremely busy and worried about my personal life.
Thank you for giving me the strength to not slap people in the face when they say you are bullshit.
Thank you for following me during my crazy adventures around the world; it doesn’t matter where I am, I know you are always beside him.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet a lot of amazing people who, like me, can appreciate your benefits.
You slowly turned my whole world upside down, and you became my friend, my lover, my business partner and someone I don’t want to live without. So happy birthday/anniversary/whateveryouwanttocallit yoga, I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart.