I remember doing my first 10 minute yoga video and skipping chair pose because it was too difficult, too painful.
I remember doing my first hot yoga class and being much stronger than I believed.
I remember not doing yoga at all.
I remember starting Erin’s 30-day yoga challenge and falling in love.
I remember making progress every single day in that challenge.
I remember buying the MyYogaPro online, in belief that I would do a lot of yoga.
I remember doing yoga videos every now and then but not consistently.
I remember posting my first yoga picture on Instagram – I deeply feared the reactions.
I remember doing a headstand and holding for a few seconds without touching the wall.
I remember starting the gym for yoga classes and showing up consistently three times a week (even though I could not do everything).
I remember falling – a lot of falling – out of headstands into the soft grass.
I remember, finally, getting control and starting to headstand everywhere.
I remember my home practice growing stronger with a lot of videos to challenge me.
I remember having studied wheel pose for a long time and being ready to try it.
I remember asking my sister for help and then going up to wheel pose, magically, all by myself.
I remember wanting to do the splits but being so far away.
I remember getting closer, again surprised by my strength and flexibility.
I remember trying my first handstand, pushing away from the wall, without any strength in my hands to keep me up.
I remember taking a break from yoga to enjoy all other aspects of life – relax and dance through the night.
I remember starting yoga again and being relieved instantly.
I remember growing stronger every single time I show up to class.
I remember “getting addicted to yoga” being my top priority.
I remember being able to jump up to a handstand for the first time – without a wall!
I remember playing with other arm balances.
Practice makes progress. Reflect on your journey. It is important to look back and see who you were before, to motivate yourself to keep on going. We can´t see the future, but I bet it´s amazing!
Believe how strong you are!
Sense how good you feel!
You can do everything you ever dreamed of!