As I´m standing here, twisted up in revolved triangle pose, I can feel it.

I can feel that I´m so strong! So much stronger than I used to be.

Somehow, those poses that used to challenge me, are opening up to me.

I am able to hold them for longer periods of time.

I can breathe through them.

With fierce energy shooting up my legs, and my core.

 

I sometimes do an Ashtanga class for beginners now. Because it fits my schedule!

And I will admit, it is such a fantastic confidence boost for me.

Because every time I practice, I´m mindful of how I used to be.

I remember all my struggles.

And in a room full of people starting off their yoga practice, I´m reminded of how far I´ve come.

And it feels fantastic.

 

Yoga started as a struggle for me.

And now, five years later, I can truly say that I´m strong. I can do stuff I thought I´d never be able to do.

And at the same time, I have so far to go.

Thankfully! What fun would yoga be, if it had a finish line?

 

So that is what I´m doing now. Holding a revolved triangle pose.

With strength.

With focus.

And a smile on my face.

 

I´m grateful for the process. For the challenge.

And I know this is what I will keep doing.

Challenging myself a little more each day.

Because that is how I will grow.

 

And I know you will as well.

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