Week 115: Time to Make Lemonade
Have you ever rushed to get somewhere (i.e., a yoga studio), only to have this somewhere closed?
That was me this week.
Bundle up the babe, throw on a couple layers of clothes (to strip off once I arrive) and throw my mat in the backseat. I rushed to the studio as I can't stand being late, especially for yoga. I luckily found parking no more than a block away and I bust it to the studio door. And what did I find...
A locked door and a hand written note apologizing for the closure.
The note was my only solace.
Well, I walked back to my car with a slow pace. What am I to do? This is it (cue dramatics!). This is my day and my time to practice.
I left feeling a bit deflated. What now?
Time to pull out my "vintage" and classic DVD at home and practice in the basement. Little one was just content to play on the floor beside me. I grabbed my go-to DVD as I had no other energy to think through another less memorized practice.
And what did I learn?
1. Owning the same DVD (it was a VHS to start) is a Godsend. It's easy to pop it in and feel at home.
2. Wow! I've come so far. I can remember doing the poses wrong almost 20 years ago when I started using it and I recall one of the sequences being terribly difficult for me. Fast forward to this week and I breezed through the asana sequences.
3. When life hands you lemons (or in my case, a locked door), make some lemonade!
That lemonade tasted great,
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Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.