Yoga Diaries: Present Moment of Success

by mandy lipka

It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present
moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems
to work in whispers and small kindnesses. Charles de Lint via Stress Resources

It’s been a busy summer and I have so much in the yoga backlog to write about. But, today was a special day worth noting. It’s the day I did my first successful headstand in ~4 years. I took a bit of a yoga break after I graduated college— focused my time on the move, reconnecting with friends and starting a new job.

Since then, I’ve hopped around many studios. Maybe I just haven’t had the opportunity to really push myself. Maybe I have been shy to push myself, letting low self-confidence get the best of me as I get my yoga body back. Maybe I didn’t trust myself or my yogis. Either way, it’s been in the back of my mind to accomplish before I even consider a training program.

Today, the stars and the energies aligned. I did it! And it felt so incredible.

Sirsha-asana

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I hadn’t felt so light and at peace in months. Worth the wait. But what’s more, so very worth the door it opened.

Photo Courtesy: lululemon athletica

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