In my last post titled This Is So Not About Yoga, I forgot to add Lesson #5, which I was shockingly reminded of today in my yoga class:
5) ACCEPT IT: Some days I am not as flexible, strong, balanced, or energetic as I am on other days. On Sunday I felt like could have held boat pose for hours; today I wobbled and teetered and couldn’t get my legs or back straight. And so it goes; the next time I try it, it will probably be better. I have to accept it, and try again soon (not later, but soon). When moving toward it, moving with it, and practicing it — whatever “it” is for us — we will also have days where we have to accept where we are with it and within our learning process, and try it again. Soon.