“Yoga is the best way to learn to adapt and adjust to the changing environments.”
― Amit Ray
How are you dealing with the upheaval that has hit the planet? Are you leaping out there to get your voice heard, excited for the chance to make a change? Are you totally overwhelmed and hiding away in your home? Somewhere in between?
Wherever you are, you're doing it right. As long as you're listening to what your body and your heart is telling you, you're doing it right.
If you can't be on the front lines, but you're reading everything you can get your hands on, you're doing it right.
If you don't have time to read, but you're donating to the cause, you're doing it right.
If you're ignoring all of it because you can't handle it on top of everything else that's going on, you're doing it right there too.
It's important that you learn to listen to your body, to your internal wisdom. If it is telling you that you're overwhelmed and you need to remove yourself from that stimulation, listen to it.
If it's telling you to scream from the rooftops, listen to it then, too.
Are you getting my drift?
I want you to do you. Whatever that means.
In life, and on the yoga mat. (We've talked before about how your yoga mat is a microcosm for your macrocosm life off the mat)
Which is why I have made it my mission to create a library of wrist-free classes. (Adapt, don't give up!)
To lean on when typing on your laptop for 3 months, day in and day out, has given you tennis elbow (what is this?! I don't even play tennis!!)
Or when you got so angry at your internet provider you tried to smash the router and consequently destroyed your hand. (No, I haven't done this, but I've thought about it)
What I'm trying to say is that there are a multitude of reasons why you may not be able to use your hands or your wrists, thus you must adapt.
Adapt so that you don't lose your footing, so that you can come back stronger.
But does that mean you shouldn't come to your mat?
Not at all. Get your ass over there, yeah?
Cause this class will really help you burn off whatever residual frustration, fear, or anger you may have. There will be no room for that kind of energy when you're a sweaty mess after this (no hands) workout!
Just like when you adapt to do what you can in life.
You don't let a little hiccup like a hurt wrist or a busy schedule or a stressful job stop you from living your life do you?
I thought not.
See you on the mat!