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Progress isn’t always about perfect.
For the last two months, six days a week, I’ve been practicing hot yoga.
While I clearly have a long way to go with my dancer pose, this is what I consider progress.
If you know me, you know how much I love working out in heat, but I’ve never liked yoga because I’m simply not flexible. I’d get so frustrated not being able to move into poses like everyone else in class. Timing though, is everything and I think I just needed to be in the right physical and mental space to give it another chance.
My friend Babette invited me to her hot yoga class one day and I surprised myself by saying yes. I wasn’t any more flexible than I had been in the past, but I not only enjoyed the challenge, it felt mentally and physically good to slow down and be in a heated room where I not only had to be present physically, but mentally.
The poses are still challenging, but my body is adapting and my practice is improving. I have to listen and be at one with myself when I’m in the room and leave all the distractions at the door. That’s been a great, new discovery for me and a welcome and empowering change.
If you’ve been a yoga hold out like me, I encourage you to give it another go. It’s never too late to awaken to new things.

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