My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 6 (Reframing Difficulty)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 6

(Reframing Difficulty)

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[ Yoga, actually ]

I learned the other day that Yoga was actually used in its original incarnation as a means to get into meditation.

It wasn’t about the poses. It wasn’t about being able to put your leg over your bum (through your legs), or bend your head around your back (while doing an arm raise). Nope.  Yoga was simply a means to get into meditation. To center one’s self back to the core.

The poses, in essence, are just icing on the cake of learning to breathe.

I’m glad I found that out going into what was by far my most difficult class of my self-imposed 30 Day Yoga Challenge tonight.

[ The Experience ]

As I write this, I feel even more grounded and inward than I have been after my other Hatha Yoga classes.  Each instructor is different and tonight my Hatha instructor was different than the others and more intense in his instruction than I’ve experienced thus far.

We did more leg work poses, focused more on the core. Because I’m a newbie, I really had to rely on my breath, to remind my nervous system that all was well as I attempted new ways for my body to express itself.

As I reminded myself to be present with each breath, I went more into a meditative state.

By the end of the session, it was clear that most things we deem “difficult” only get to be that way because of anticipation.

[ The Takeaway ]

As I anticipated less, and focused on my breath more, the “difficulty” diminished as the class went on. Sure, I may have learned a few more poses and did things that pushed my body, but at the end of the day, those were all just extras in the pursuit of my practice of meditation, mindfulness and knowing who I am at my core.

Do you know what I mean?

I’ll have to let today’s session sink in a lil’ more…

For now, I’m off to DJ another weekly live 3-hour set.
Excited to see how my energy will move the music this evening.

I feel a deep sense of calm.  I also feel a humbled sense of gratitude for showing up for my SELF to practice yoga and learning to listen to myself, more and more.

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