Friday, May 17, 2013

Not Feeling Ultimate OR The Day Yoga Kicked My Butt

I wasn't going to blog today.

But, since I just rolled up my yoga mat in defeat I thought I'd tell you about it.

I've been following The Ultimate Yogi 108 day yoga program.  I was fortunate enough to receive the DVD set for review.  At the time, I thought they would be a nice supplement to my current (disorganized) fitness routine but I wasn't considering following the whole program.

The thing about The Ultimate Yogi is that it sort of sneaks up on you.  I did the first DVD and felt great.  So then I did the second one the next day.  I kept going and before I knew it, I was on the plan.

108 Days to Total Transformation

At this point I'm nearing the end of week 3.  Today I did the DVD entitled "Vitality".

Despite stepping onto the mat with resolve, I could not get my head in the game.  My mind was all over the place.  The neighbor was mowing his grass, the phone rang, someone's dog barked (was it mine? who knows)... it didn't really matter, I was easily distracted.

Then the DVD paused itself.  I'm not even kidding.  It just stopped.  I think there was a speck of dust on it or something.  I'd been on the mat for about 40 minutes and I gave up.  I rolled up the mat and quit.

I ate some lunch and while I ate I wondered what the heck my problem is today.

I'm not in a bad mood, physically I'm fine and the sun is even blazing through my windows
and showing me all of spring's beauty.

Then it occurred to me- sometimes I'm just off.  There doesn't have to be a reason.  Sometimes we're all just off.  It doesn't need to be judged or too deeply considered.  I just need to do what I do on the yoga mat... move through the hard parts.  It's the only way to get to the easy part.

Travis Elliot (teacher on The Ultimate Yogi DVDs) quotes Albert Einstein in one of the videos.
He says, "Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

So I'll keep moving forward.  I'll leave "Vitality" behind me (until next time)
and move on to whatever challenge tomorrow brings.
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