Ever since karate class as a 10-year old, I’ve been trying to do the splits. Almost 20 years later, I’m still not quite all the way down.
Yoga is a lifelong practice. It’s a constant game of adjusting until it feels natural. Connecting and aligning with yourself, learning how your body breaths and bends, how it feels to truly surrender and relax into the bits of tension. And the beautiful places you can get to when you can learn to relax and accept where you are now. Much like life itself, yoga can feel slow when we have an idea in our minds of where we want to be. But yoga, like any other life practice, takes the exact time necessary.
It requires focus, attention, care, awareness and lots of time to truly get there. And that’s a good thing!
Like many good things in life, it gets better with time.
All the ideas you’re coming up with now, all the thoughts and breakthroughs you’re experiencing, all the stuff you’re working on, it’ll continue to settle in your life and body for years, refining and distilling in the process. You likely won’t reap the rewards of these changes and adjustment for a while. But if you’re on the right track, then you’re on the right track.
Breathe and do it again tomorrow.
Instead of focusing on where you aren’t today, focus on directing yourself on a path and in a mindset that feels true and aligned. With awareness, you can adjust your path. With practice, you can attain what you seek. With time, the intentions you set today will unfold when you’re ready.
Remember that everything in life has a pace and a pulse.
Where you are right now is perfectly on time.