For some reason, I LOVE this pose! I don't know what it is about it, but I just love it!
I remember last December, on Christmas night, I was waiting for a movie to play and I was stretching. I was so stinking excited at how "high" I was able to raise my leg. I couldn't believe it! I totally thought it was straight up in the air (which it totally wasn't)! It was somewhere in between the picture on top, and the picture on the bottom. Not only does this pose require flexibility in the hamstrings and hips, your back needs to be open. And in that top picture, you can see I was pretty tight in all places. BUT I WAS STILL HAPPY!! Just because I didn't have the most flexible back or body whatsoever, every little thing made me excited to get to the next stepping stone.
Remember everyone you see on Instagram or any other social media platform isn't where they are today just by starting yesterday.
It took weeks, months and even years of practice and learning and trusting the process.
So don't be discouraged when you can't do something right away, because if you're determined enough, it'll come to you in time.
Back to the picture, look at the difference. The real difference:
I'm so pale in the bottom one. 😌😂
No, but I'm so much more open because of hard work and patience. Not because of being lazy and impatient. That wouldn't get me anywhere.
Thanks so much to @jessicaolie and @letsstartyoga!!! You've helped me SO much!!! 😘