Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Time to Stretch

It's that time.  I guess things are just too quiet or, dare I say, comfortable.  I've made peace with self portraits,  fit in a new study habit, stagnated in martial arts, etc.  So, I suppose I have to add something to the mix that makes my heart beat fast and my stomach churn.



(365 Day 244)

Aah, I'm a healthy one.

It's like the high dive, or the perfect prank.  I don't think I'll be satisfied considering it.  It rolls around in my head begging to be tried and, though it may lead to high blood pressure and embarrassing regret, I know I will eventually because ...I don't know...I must.

This is how I got into teaching taekwondo and yoga while learning taekwondo and yoga.  Did I mention I quit taekwondo and yoga classes?  I don't regret either, I can do splits and hurt people, lessons learned, right?  I stuck with it for a few years, (unlike reading the classics-argh!!)   But it was time for something new.

With my schedule freed up, I've started piano lessons.  You know, like when I was eleven.  I'm a little afraid I'll flake out like I have before, but that's how it usually is in the beginning with stuff.   Awkwardness, hesitancy- just have to "power" through it.

In yoga I'd say, "Move to a point where you feel a good stretch, but no discomfort," all the while moving into discomfort as I reached further across the floor anyway, just because I could and felt like getting it over with so next time would be easier.  (This is a yoga instructor no-no that I'm sharing.  Just being honest.)

There's value in that caution, as long as I am, indeed, stretching myself.  Then my person, like muscle,  becomes warm, pliable, and grows.  And, oh did I grow with the martial arts/yoga thing!  I would never have dreamed I'd do so many demos in front of strangers, make so much physical contact with other people, or talk so much publicly 3 years ago when I signed up for class.

So, Hanon, here I come.  And maybe if I stick with this too, I'll get one of these.




1 comment:

  1. I love how your thoughts seem to flow effortlessly. Mine are usually a chaotic mess. Hope your new challenge is everything you want it to be. :)

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