Sunday, February 24, 2013

Something Strange is Happening

I have never been a flexible person.  Even when I was a kid and everyone else's bones seemed to be made of rubber and they could bend every which way, I could barely touch my toes.  When I started doing yoga regularly, it was mostly in the hope that I'd get some lean muscle, maybe get a little more flexible, but I've gone through this much of my life, it seems like that's just not changing.


I've been noticing things lately.  Like it used to be a massive ordeal to grab my foot for head to knee with stretching posture
I'd have to bend my knee practically in half to grab my foot, and now I can grab it with only a little knee bend.

I could never get my knee even close to straight in standing head to knee
And now my leg is much closer to straight, and I can hold the pose longer.

The funny thing is that I've been doing yoga for a little more than a year now, and nothing has really changed for me.  I've gotten more used to the heat of the room, I've probably gotten a little better at the postures, but I never really noticed much improvement beyond being more comfortable.  All of a sudden in the last two weeks, I've been feeling like some kind of yoga superstar!

I'm going to try not to get cocky about this, and certainly I'm not going to make any ridiculous pronouncements, but I'm just a little bit shocked.  Keep in mind I am a girl who tore a muscle doing yoga, so this is a pretty significant turnaround.  Maybe there's something to this after all.

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