“Courage isn’t about not being afraid. It’s about being afraid, but opening up anyway.”
I had the most fantastic yogic experience today in class. different variations and modifications to poses that had me feeling things in a new way. lots of balancing poses. Vrksasana with our eyes closed (I close my eyes a lot during a practice, but never during balance poses, for obvious reasons!).
it took me months and months to be able to sustain Vrksasana with any kind of consistency. today, I found that I’m able to maintain my balance with my eyes closed for quite a while. by focusing on feeling my standing leg grounding, being in my body and not in my mind.
we tooled around with headstands on the wall, since it was a smaller class. this morning was the first time I had the balls to even attempt one in the privacy of my house, let alone in a class. yet here we were. and it was a lot of fun.
I’m stronger than I think.
I’m capable of a heck of a lot more than I tend to predict.
despite what I may tell myself on a regular basis…I am, indeed, courageous.
in my yoga practice. in my academic pursuits (geography of such included!). in my relationships. in my recovery.
I am strong.
I am capable.
I. am. courageous.