It’s the end of a long week. Enjoy and relish in the success. Find ways to help you unwind. Sit. Pause . . .
🌷🎯📝 Day 2️⃣1️⃣ of #YogaFeels
➡️ Vertical/Standing #Splits
The next #YogaFeels
we’re going to talk about is: accomplishment. Feeling accomplished is a bit of a double edge sword because, on one side, it’s a boost that nourishes, motivates us to stay on track and recognizes the effort put but, on the other side, it often calls for a sense of self entitlement, pride or vanity, that has little to do with yoga. Have you ever seen in a class a student, or a fellow practitioner that, because they could do a certain pose/s, felt superior than everyone in the room? For me, that’s very important, to hold myself accountable, so I always throw poses at myself that can’t do (or I do them poorly), not so much to try ‘new’ and ‘fun’ stuff, but to keep myself in check. I think it’s healthy and makes me appreciate everything, from the simplest forward fold to the toughest backbend, a lot more. When I teach, I also put that sense of accomplishment in the ‘trying’ part rather than in the results obtained. The experience is much more fulfilling, because the currency of exchange is ‘energy’ and, the more you move it during class, the more meaningful it’ll be. Personally, I always look for, and reward, effort, not skill. When you build that accomplishment on top of struggle, it’ll keep you more level headed, more real, and that authenticity will create a unique atmosphere you’ll want to be in. So, whether you lift your leg totally vertical or not, is secondary to the devotion poured into the #practice
. Today, I want you to TRULY feel accomplished for being where you are and acknowledge the constant effort you put... ok, philosophical rant over! Many blessings and have a great time on the mat!!!
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