and then we got to do headstands (i knew all that practice as an eight-year-old in the pool, working up to dry-land attempts would pay off!)
and when we settled into corpse pose, i couldn't believe it - i wanted more.
i usually finish classes by watching the second hand tick closer and closer to the minute we could collapse, feeling my heart beat triple, my pulse pounding even in my fingers...
i wanted more last night.
my favorite yogi/instructor didnt fail to deliver either:
Most people look, in envy, at someone able to reach down and touch noses to knees during stretches. But here's the thing - while they may be FLEXIBLE, the most important aspect, and more respectable than flexibility, is ADAPTABILITY.
(is that a word? im not sure, but im going with it...)
A sign of a great yogi is their ability to adapt. Make sure you are adaptable versus being just "flexible."
ok - it's not coming across as wonderfully as she put it, but nonetheless.
while i defintely may not be the most flexible in the yoga realm (ok, probably the LEAST. i can barely touch my toes while standing... sigh) i think im proud to claim, i am ADAPTABLE.
(seriously taken straight from thefreedictionary.com:)