|Pauline's name is also "Jing"-- one of her favourite Chinese characters because it denotes tranquility, a state that she longs to attain. In the past, she loved to think things over in the stillness of the night, as she believed that her mind was clearer when all was quiet. However, the habit of contemplating at night did not really bring her peace. Instead, it made her toss and turn all night. Her understanding of tranquility then also kept her inactive. Pauline rarely exercised or went outdoors, not to mention exposing herself to the sun. She seemed to be even more disturbed in using these means to pursue tranquility.|
Then in 2000, Pauline came across yoga. She thought it was some kind of dance and viewed is as a way to realise her childhood dream of becoming a dancer. She also thought the goal of practising yoga was to be as supple and flexible as possible. These ideas led her to strain and push the limits of her physical endurance, resulting in numerous injuries during training. Nevertheless, the situation improved after she learned Ashtanga and Pilates. These two methods taught her the importance of controlling the energy flow within her body, and she has made them part of her life. Now that her body has healed itself, she is no longer obsessed with advanced-level exercises. Her pursuit of tranquility continues, but after learning to control the energy flow within her body, she is able to experience both inner and outer peace.
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