"The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”– Vince Lombardi
How much time does it take to commit to something that matters to you?
Is it in an instant?
Or does it take a bit of persistence... a bit of hemming and hawing?
When I found yoga, through a class just like this one you see below, which many may say is not even yoga...but
I'll come back to that.
Anyway, when I found this practice, I leapt on the wagon with no regrets.
Full commitment, yoga every day.
I used to be like that. All in or all out. And that kind of mentality got me to where I am today: a yoga teacher online and in Los Angeles.
And all it took was a 15 minute abs class.
Over time, of course, we all change. We have different lives, different priorities, and I am no longer that person who berates herself for missing a class, though I still try to get on my mat daily.
Whether yoga look like this 10 minute plank class or an hour long vinyasa.
Because, for all those naysayers out there, yoga is not, in fact, the series of poses you practice on the mat.
The asana, or postures, is only one part.
You can find yoga in any workout, because yoga is your lifestyle, your mindset, your presence in the practice.
Whatever the practice looks like.
So, have you committed to your practice yet?
Consistent dates with you mat?
A little bit of work every (or most) day(s) that will lead you toward being a better and healthier version of yourself?
What is your yoga story? Please share by hitting reply and let me know!
“If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.”
– Michele Ruiz
Continuing from the quote above...
Not only people, but your own mind. If you are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear the doubt in your own mind anymore.
Our minds like to tell us that we can't do things. That we're not good enough, or strong enough, or smart enough.
But none of that is true.
The mind lies. It lies to keep us safely closed up in a box with no change and no advancement.
And the only way to move forward toward a different life, a different body, a different relationship, or a different job, is to pat the mind on the head, say thanks for trying, and forge ahead in spite of it all.
Your mind will give up before anything else. The practice here is to learn to know when the mind is actually being useful vs when the mind is holding you back.
Today's class will definitely be an opportunity to explore that practice.
Because today's class is all about core strength.
It will burn.
You will yell at me.
It might hurt to laugh for a bit.
But it's all in the name of building strength and resilience!
You can do it. I know you can. Do you?