When life gives you lemons you make lemon favored vodka. Not the most yoga think to say but, sometimes life throws us curve balls and all we can do is run after the ball and try to catch it. For example with me bad things happen in threes. Which is never a good thing….. so every time these three bad things happen I never think…”Oh I can’t wait for this learning experience to happen so I can learn things!” I usually think, “Oh shit what the hell is going to happen…. Where’s the vodka?” I know that a learning experience is going to happen and the yogi in me knows it will be a positive experience but, the human in me braces for impact. Than after the three bad things happen the yogi in me says, “See…I told you, you would survive. ” The human in me says, “we survived the battle…We live to see another day.” But, think about it….Why do humans/people/a person get so scared when bad things happen? My theory is that the human population hates change. We don’t like what we don’t know and we are scared of things we can’t explain. Think of this from a yoga stand point….when a yogi sees a posture that is difficult or one we have never seen before, there is an immediate thought of I can’t do this. Even though each yogi eventually will have the flexibility, strength, and balance to rock the posture out……our immediate thought is nope I can’t do that. But, really we should look at the pose with how can I do this to succeed. It doesn’t have to look pretty, but the goal is to just do it. If everyone had that same mindset for when bad things happen or when they can’t do something…I think the world may grow a little happier. But, hey what do I know….I am just a yoga teacher. Remember this week to not take life to seriously and when in doubt side plank it out.
See you on your mat,
The Curvy Yogini