One of my favorite things about owning a yoga studio in Lakewood, CO is that I get to be a yoga student just about every day of the week! The teachers at CCYOGA inspire me and challenge me to grow as a teacher, student, and a human being on and off my mat!
I learn new ways of saying/explaining yoga poses and transitions. I learn new ways of trying yoga poses, whether it be with props or adjustments. I learn new ways of sequencing a yoga class. I learn new ways of feeling and seeing a pose. I learn new ways to access inspiration and inviting inspiration. I could go on and on. I am so grateful to be surrounded by quality teachers that lead our little Lakewood, CO yoga community into their biggest and brightest selves!!!
I've had some really fun breakthroughs in my personal yoga practice in the last month and they all revolve around dropping what I think I know about my body and its capabilities and the CCYOGA teaching team inviting me into new possibilities.
Coming from a dance background my body awareness is pretty good and I am strong and flexible. But there is a little phrase, "My body doesn't do that." It is sneaky and pops up all the time in my yoga practice. I first noticed a few weeks ago in a class when was seeing people rolling over their toes as they moved from upward facing dog to downward facing dog. I never realized it, but I would always see someone do the "toe roll" transition and that little voice in my head would say with a bit of attitude and a finger wag, "My body doesn't do that." But in this one particular class the statement was followed up by another voice, "But have you even tried?" So I tried it and alas, I did it!!!! My body can roll over its toes from upward facing dog to downward facing dog!
I've tried dropping what I think I know over and over again since then. Sometimes I can't do whatever it is. But instead of an, "I told you so." I say to myself, "Not yet! Maybe someday! You never know."
Below is a picture of another recent breakthrough! What is your reaction to seeing a crazy pretzel thing like that? Now notice if that is a phrase you use often in your day to day?
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