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!