I remember the first time I nailed this pose. It was a few months ago on the floor of the reception area in @omologyyoga with Matthew Kemp whose yoga practice (and teaching) I have long admired. I was telling him that it was my dream to catch my foot in king pigeon without flipping the grip and he simply responded “of course you can, try right now” and guided me all the way through until my foot touched my bun. Bless.
Attaining the final, big pose isn’t “supposed” to be the meaning of the Yoga. As practitioners and teachers we are taught (and taught to teach) that we must “trust the process, breathe and practice on...and the rest shall come”.
But there is something so special to watching your body do something that you never thought possible.
It’s the magic I see in students who came to me as beginners and who are now balancing freely in their crow pose.
It’s a newfound self-confidence that you really can do anything if you put in a little time, patience and practice.
And in my own experience, this confidence, patience and dedication continues to apply off the mat to anything from job interviews to first dates to difficult confrontations.
The Yoga pose is just a vehicle to demonstrate what you are capable of becoming in everyday life. You just have to apply yourself with the same level of focus and care. And continue to breathe of course ️🏻
Jamming to Lauv, the other (cause feels)
Wearing (obviously) the @lululemon - 3 minutes ago