I am talking to the cactus (in #kapotasana). He's telling me how it's like to only worry about today's facts. He doesn't think about tomorrow's weather, he only deals with the sun he is getting now, or the rain, and then he adjust accordingly. We humans should do the same and stop thinking about the future and its probabilities, what could or couldn't go wrong. Same thing works for the past, it's no good to think of what could have happened. So live in the present because here is where you can make a change.
I am SO proud of myself. I have worked my butt off the past 9 months to get my splits back. Me and stretching for splits have had quite the relationship. I had both my left and right leg (and almost my middle) in elementary school for club gymnastics (swipe to see baby gymnast, Abby🙈). I quit around the time I was hitting puberty and they were gone in an instant. I joined high school gymnastics because I missed it, but never really focused my energy on ever getting my splits flexibility back. The top left picture is how my splits were for all of high school. In college, I attempted random spurts of stretching in an attempt to get them back, but I only ever made it a couple inches lower before I would give up because I was never seeing the improvement I wanted to see. It was only this past spring that I came to realize that if not now, when? Tomorrow’s splits will be stronger than today’s, and next week’s would be even stronger, and what about next month? It just kept going, I kept pushing and I began to see improvement. Very slow improvement, I might add. But it was enough to keep me going. Even now, when I technically reached my goal, I don’t necessarily feel like I’ve reached it completely. I can’t just get on my mat and find myself in the splits. I have to work for it. And not every day do I have them. My next goal is to have them any day I want them. To get into them when I am cold (without hurting myself, of course). And to continue my practice for right and middle splits so I am even and balanced. 😜 Shout out to all the yogis, YouTube tutorials and many other resources for helping me achieve this flexibility and to continue to strengthen my splits and my yoga practice! @stretchitapp@jessicaolie@letsstartyoga@firstname.lastname@example.org@warriorfromwithin@nourishandstretch@adellbridges