Not to bombard the internet with the musing of my brain, but I feel wonderful today and simply must share. It’s Day One of resolving to take better care of myself so I woke up and headed to 11:30 class at Purusa Baton Rouge. If you haven’t been there yet, make it happen. The teachers are wonderful (several are my dear friends) and they have so much beautiful energy.
When I arrived, the door wouldn’t open and I thought for a moment that I was doing something wrong with the handle. Remember that comic from Far Side with the “gifted” kid pushing on the door that said “pull” on it? That’s me, a lot.
This time, though, it wasn’t me. Purusa brought in a wonderful AcroYoga teacher for workshops this weekend and they canceled the 11:30 class to make time for some fun flying.
By the time I was back in my car, I was determined to find a class elsewhere and so I searched every studio in town for a class early enough to still allow time to prep for the LSU women’s ultimate frisbee team to descend on our house for a pumpkin-carving party. There were none.
Instead of finding a studio class, I headed home and pulled up this beauty on YogaGlo from Kathryn Budig.
It is only a level 2 class, but I was dying inside — muscles shaking, will giving in from time to time. Kathryn made everything laughable and thus so much easier to fight through with a smile. So this time, instead of think just how weak and out of shape I am, I thought, “Look how much potential there still is in my body! I have so much more room to grow and to get stronger!”
Isn’t that such an amazing thing? No matter where we are today, no matter how strong or weak, stubborn or easy to sway, we have so much room to grow.
Kathryn’s class also reminded me of something my mother said a few weeks ago when I was feeling particularly “puffy”, aka out of shape. She reminded me, “This is your body today. It is not your body yesterday or your body tomorrow. You have to love what you have right now and if you want to do something differently, you can.”
Isn’t that fantastic? We have so much potential for growth and change because this vessel we are in, this body, is so adaptable and so malleable. Next time you’re feeling a little down about your fitness level, your stress level or even your attitude, just think, you have so much potential! You have so much room to grow. 🙂