You don’t always get what you want…

I’ve been spending my break doing a lot more yoga than expected, and naturally, I’m ecstatic.  I’m lucky enough to be able to take classes wherever the wind takes me.  Getting to taste different teachers and studios is always a good thing for your practice.

Of course, all is dandy as you WANT try something new.  But what happens when you’re having a bad day and not a familiar teacher is in sight, nor regular students who you know will be good mat-neighbours?  Skipping yoga is the last option so the next best thing is to…suck it up.

We always tell students to let go of expectations or attachments, but we teachers need to practice it too.  We are also students after all.  So, I did the best I could, drowning everything out and just focusing on the yoga, leaving the bad day outside the door.

What do you know…I found a lit light bulb in the middle of my practice!  I finally understood why rabbit pose is so, so difficult for me.  And it’s not because of my spine or any physical limitations I had conjured up in my head.

Just like that, I stopped being the raging bitch that I was the past few days.  Thanks, rabbit.  I really should embrace you more often.

‘You don’t always get what you want, but you’ll always get what you need.’

Oh how very true.

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