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Image Source: Österreich via Pixabay + edits.

Practicing Yoga in Japan Changed My Outlook on Going Blind

How yoga helped (or forced!) me to set aside my feelings of self-doubt and start learning to accept the things in life I can’t change.

Alexa Huth
Feb 4, 2017 · 7 min read

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Fukuoka was ranked the world’s 7th most livable city in Monocle’s 2016 Quality of Life Survey. Image Source: Jakub Hałun via Wikimedia Commons.

A Good Idea at the Time

A Balancing Act

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Working on my balance at Momochi Beach, Fukuoka.

The Process of Failing

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Doing some yoga in stunning Ohori Park, Fukuoka.

When you’re in a room listening for instructions you don’t understand, scanning the other students to see if you can copy what they are doing, and wobbling like a toddler learning to walk, it’s pretty hard to keep things in perspective.

Shutting Off My Brain

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Attempting to balance yet again, this time while backpacking in Myanmar.

“I can’t see well, and I can’t understand Japanese.”

Accepting Things as They Are

Removing the control and the pressure that I had been putting on myself allowed me to see just how much I was negatively impacting something I only started to do for positive reasons.


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