It’s always nice to feel challenged, to keep yourself from feeling like life, however great it is, isn’t just passing you by. To feel like you’re really living life to the fullest. To feel a little out of your element, a little out of your comfort zone. I was definitely out of my comfort zone with my yoga self-challenge, but it was so very comfortable at the same time. Just when I started to feel like I was becoming comfortable, one of the great teachers at Samadhi would throw me a curve ball, instructing me to try a pose I had never seen before or something I had been afraid to try. But, I did try, and so, it was a success – even if I did fall out of poses from time to time. Even if I wasn’t always graceful. I should say that I was never physically uncomfortable. I was sore, sure, but I was never in pain. It was mentally uncomfortable. Don’t look around the room, don’t compare yourself to others. It is just about you. And learning that me isn’t just my body was a challenge too. I remember Dawn saying, you are not this body, you are so much more. And that really made me smile. I am so glad I completed this challenge. I am so grateful that I had such a wonderful studio to go to for this challenge. I am not going to let a little cold and the technicality of a few days bring me down and not celebrate my achievement. I feel strong, I feel healthy, I feel a sense of satisfaction that I completed my goal. I feel like I can’t wait to get better and get back to yoga!
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Great post, I’m super proud of you. Hope you feel better soon and I hope we get to a yoga class together one of these days. xox
Hey you!! This is awsome!!! I didn’t know you were into the yoga – I LOVE yoga. I haven’t done it so much lately – but I was doing prenatal yoga while I was pregnant and now I have Maddock in Itsy Bitsy Yoga and he is really getting a lot out of it with his baby poses. You have totally inspired me to get back into it – I remember feeling better than ever when I was into it. My favorite part is the relaxation at the end, it is the dessert!!!