Friday, August 31, 2012

The one with the "vs"

hot yoga last night was AWESOME.  one of the best classes i've been to.  we FLOWED like mad, sweated like pigs, and it was great.
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:

(paraphrasing here...)

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
1. to adjust (someone or something, esp oneself) to different conditions, a new environment, etc.
2. to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purpose
adaptable - capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use; "to succeed one must be adaptable"
i'm adapting.  i will succeed.

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