Yoga is not my hobby. It's a necessary addiction. I do it to keep from being a cripple.
Before all my injuries, I was in excellent condition. I rock climbed, lifted twice my weight, and could outlast any twenty year old on my worst day. But then the injuries started to pile on and I wasn't able to recover this time. In less than a year, I had lost all my strength and most of my endurance. I had to do something to stop my downward slide.
I dreaded walking into that yoga studio. The experience wasn't just bad. It was embarrassing.
Let me tell you how awful I was on my first day. I could not do a single posture. Not one. Heck, I couldn't even kneel into Child's Pose, the simplest pose of all
next to Corpse Pose (which hurt like hell because my
spine was so misaligned).
I went to class almost every day. I'm sure the instructors thought I was a glutton for punishment because I crashed, tripped, and crumpled like a rusty old car. They were constantly correcting me. I was their favorite problem child.
Fast forward six months. I'm a different person. Calmer. Stronger. And in a lot less pain. I'm nowhere near the expert level, but I can do nearly every posture with ease.
Nobody ever corrects me anymore and I kind of miss that. But it also tells me I'm making progress.
I've spent hours practicing standing on one foot. Greg will attest that I'll be talking to him and I just go into the posture. I practice constantly, always falling out but getting right back in.
I'm still trying to do this one well. >>>>>>>>
Yoga is like a microcosm of daily life. No matter what our life's work, we're always practicing, aren't we?
What's your brass ring? What do you want to do better?
I may never master standing on one foot, but I'll never stop trying.
Indies 4 Hire Event is still going on! Friday is the last of our discussions, but we'll be on hand all weekend if anyone wants to chat or ask questions.
Gwen Gardner is handling the Rafflecopter giveaway. I think it ends this weekend and we'll announce winners on Wednesday.
This event has been awesome!! I've enjoyed it so much. But a lot of the credit goes to Gwen. She's keeps everything running on schedule and does all the admin stuff in the background.
I've had an incredible number of people write me, friend me and follow me. I'm thrilled to meet so many new friends. By the way, I've tried to keep up with everyone, but if I missed following you back, please leave me a comment and tell me so.
Today, Gwen and I are going to concentrate on marketing stuff. Friday, I'll talk about cover art.