Come as you are.
Flexibility is a product of Yoga, not a prerequisite. 😊
This saying resonates with me very much. 🌀🌀🌀
I wish it was something I could've read when I first started practicing Yoga.
As a beginner student, I would feel defeated from time-to-time because I was never as flexible as the other yogis in the class room & I never saw myself advancing as fast as I wanted to... (Obviously, I was not a patient beginner!🙈).
But as I watched my practice more closely, I stopped comparing myself to others &
it became more about noticing the little things...
Learning how to Breathe was the most important..! In the midst of all of my struggles, I would realize that I'm trying to hold a pose while holding my breath, which is a big Yoga-No-No.! 🙈😬😅
But it happens! Don't worry.!
It's what we learn along the way that makes us stronger.🙏🏼
(Even if it's as simple as breathing) 👍🏼
Being able to touch my toes was the very first feeling of success/accomplishment in my practice! Soon, I was thrilled about pressing up into wheel pose without thinking I was going to break my back. & finally, after months of a consistent Yoga practice, it felt like all of these poses were staring to make sense to my body... .
It's amazing what time, dedication & patience can do.🙏🏼 .
Just last week I took this photo 📷 & it marks another First in my practice. (Only 7 years later 😉) Grabbing the foot from behind the head is one thing but to actually see the bottom of your foot from behind the head was a magical & connective experience. 😳✨☺️
This left me feeling ecstatic, as
I have never been more proud to view the bottoms of my toes before.! 😅😍🎉
After, I got up and threw a mini dance party to celebrate because that's how these poses make you feel!! 😊🙌🏼💜💜
As a beginner, what are/were your struggles? How have you grown along the way..?
Please share or tag someone who could use a bit of inspiration. ✨🙏🏼✨
JOIN ME FOR YOGA ON THE CHANNEL TOMORROW @ 6PM. ☺️☀️⛵️
Clothes: Dream Catcher Leggings from @totemmilife. Feeling grateful for your Vibrant Love.💕💕✨💕💕✨