The Never-ending Game of Yoga
I never understood video games as a kid (likely because we barely had any consoles or gaming equipment between my 3 sisters and I). Everyone always got so excited about the next new game, or how to get the secret egg to win the quest-of-the-day. I just didn't get it...
Until I found yoga.
(Are you shaking your head? Bare with me here!)
Yoga is my video game.
I’m hopeful it’s in a more health-structured, does-a-body-good way.
(And less of an ego based practice.)
Holy MOLY this is addictive. The more I do, the more I want to do. There is so much out there. So many poses to try, and so many elements to each pose. I want it all! I want to try it all, and get to the next level of body control.
And really, that’s all my addiction is.
Learning to master all these little components in my body called muscles (and bones and ligaments and fascia and…)
I want to unlock the secrets of mobility and stability and strength. How to get it, and how to sustain it. And then, how to help others find the same.
It’s like a puzzle that I finally GET.
Except for the parts I haven’t mastered yet.
But it’s never-ending, and fun.
It is always challenging, especially the mental part. And the waiting and patience. (All concepts in my life that needs work.)
It sparks a fire in my life that I haven’t found anywhere else. And although I can’t handstand, yet, it won’t stop me from trying.
What sparks fire in your soul? What addictions in your life drive you?
Did you read my blog where I spilled the secrets on why to NOT DO yoga?
Do you know that apart from continually growing a physical yoga practice it can also unlock trauma our body locks away? Read one yogi's story about it here. (As featured on NPR.)
Like this? Want more? Sign up HERE
Karen Barnes. Yoga Instructor of safe, alignment based vinyasa, in Seattle, WA.