You only get to be a beginner once

Recently, I rolled out of bed to take an early morning Mixed Level Yoga Flow class. I was very sore, very tired, but I managed to down a cup of coffee before class began. I will be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to class. I was pushing myself because I needed yoga, and being so sore, I knew that some poses would not be available to me.

As class began, my body started to unwind. I took certain variations of poses easier, letting go of any expectations. Then the yoga instructor said something interesting. She stated that with a Mixed Level Yoga Class, you get to see the beginners and the advanced yogis in one shared space.The beginners have a beautiful experience because it’s all new and the advanced yogis are supporting the beginners growth. Remember, you only get to be a beginner once.

I thought about that during the rest of the class. I remember being an excited beginner. I remember watching advanced yogis and being inspired to keep practicing. And now, in this very class, that I had to push myself to attend, and wasn’t an excited beginner anymore. I needed to switch my thinking an become a yogi supporting other yogis.

Readers, would love to know what keeps you motivated in the days you don’t want to practice or work out!

~Namaste

Scrappy Yogi

2 thoughts on “You only get to be a beginner once

  1. I love going to my work trade studio every Monday. It is the best way to start my week! Yesterday in class, we had a true beginner – he showed up in his work clothes and didn’t have anything stretchy to change into. He struggled throughout class, though I’m not sure how much of it was due to the fact that it was his first time vs the fact that he was wearing office clothing… But I was happy to see him in there and getting through class and I hope I see him again!

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