It's interesting how my practice so often mirrors my life - and over the years I've begun to pay attention to the synchronicity. As I get order I notice that my preference, my tolerance, my abilities change. My body, my breath, my willingness. I've gone from kick-boxing to Tae Bo, Muay Thai to Spinning; Elliptical to walking; swimming to water aerobics, and in each phase I've learned something new about myself. With yoga and my current pace of life I quite frankly have learned that I just don't want to work that hard. That sometimes a yin class is just enough and maybe restorative is all I can muster.
For years I've heard people say, "work smarter, not harder" and now in my 30's I'm starting to get it. Like my practice I no longer want to rush, I don't want to be so caught up in the details that I miss the juicy bits. Simply put - I don't want to do more... I want to do better.
We all have 24 hours in a day - why not make those 24 superb. Why not be doing 2-3 things great instead of a whole list of crappy. It's taken me 30 years to realize that doing more isn't always the best idea. Perhaps at 40 I'll finally have it mastered.
Peace + Light,