I still remember the first time I was able to hold crow pose for more than a second. I wanted to jump for joy and announce my accomplishment to anyone who was willing to listen. Crow pose, which once seemed so impossible, became a reality. I watched an impossibility morph right into a possibility, and then into an accomplishment. What an empowering process! If I can accomplish an “impossible” feat on my yoga mat, think of all of the possibilities for my life off of the mat.
I want to share this inspiration with others, and that is why I continue to teach arm balances to anyone who wants to learn. I want others to get a glimpse of their own potential. THAT is the gift I want to give others—not the gift of arm balancing. Balancing and twisting into interesting shapes and poses is fun, but it’s just the medium for delivering the greater gift—confidence in one’s own abilities.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. Some days, it will feel effortless, and other days, it may not be a pretty sight. No one will show up at your front door and give you a medal for arm balancing beautifully. Likewise, no one will show up to berate you for your clumsy form. The idea here is to empower yourself OFF the mat by breaking through barriers ON the mat.
Get inspired, stay motivated, and practice often. You can do amazing things!
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