Since starting the 100 Day Challenge, I’ve run into skeptical people, including just a few days ago which prompted this post. People skeptical about the idea of 100 days.
Isn’t CrossFit a better workout? Why do you like that Teacher X? Why would you do yoga for 100 days straight?
As though I only do yoga for the physical workout. And little did they know that Teacher X happens to be one of my favorites (and a Yogi 1oo participant).
At first thought, I almost became a little defensive forgetting that patience has been one important lesson I’ve continued to learn my practice. But since starting, it’s become more obvious than ever that a regular practice is critical.
Every time I get on my mat, the results of how I treated my body the previous day are right there for me to witness. I get immediate feedback on how hard I practiced last week, how much food I ate the night before, and how present I am at the onset of class. The more I practice these things, the easier the asanas are, the stronger I get, the more I start to see change right in front of me, and the less surprised I am when I flow into poses that once seemed impossible. (Just yesterday I floated into two new awesome handstand poses! … and forearm stands have never been easier)
In short, the repetition and commitment to the practice makes you feel better, become stronger and shine brighter.
Shun the non-believers.
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