“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
It is said that change is the only constant. June has certainly proven that for me! An unfortunate slip on my stairs sent me to Urgent Care. I am now in a boot for the next six weeks as I heal a bone fracture. My asana practice has entirely changed in order to accommodate a foot that is non-weight bearing. My regular cardio sessions are on hold. So many aspects of my personal and professional life are now in stasis. It has been frustrating, to say the least.
But! This isn’t about what has gone wrong. Rather, it is about shifts in circumstances. How we deal with any one thing, is how we deal with all things. One hand is now empty, but in my other hand is something else. Time. Time to write. Time to read (I can finally make a dent on my stack of yoga-related books). More time to meditate (this is pure GOLD). More time with new kittens. Yes, kittens! Let me tell you, chasing down a tiny, wee kitten on crutches is challenging.
My personal goal for the next six weeks is adaptation. There is always more than one way to approach something. Before my injury, I had begun the annual summer Instagram challenge that my yoga studio (Breathe Together Yoga, Los Gatos) holds. It is running for 84 days, and I was only a week into it. Rather than not finishing (I am not a fan of “incomplete”), I decided to keep on playing, adapting the poses to fit my circumstances. It has been fun and challenging. If you would like to follow what my adaptations are, please follow the link: http://https://www.instagram.com/cmjfountain/
The hashtags are #BTY84 and #worksinprogress. I would love to see you there!
I will be returning back to my regularly scheduled teaching program on 7/29.
Namaste! And, carry on!