Isn’t CrossFit a better workout? Why do you like that Teacher X? Why would you do yoga for 100 days straight?
Since starting the 100 Day Challenge, I’ve run into people who asked me those questions, including just yesterday which prompted this post. People skeptical about the idea of 100 days … as though I only do yoga for the physical workout. And little did they know that Teacher X happens to be one of my favorites (and a Yogi 1oo participant).
At first thought, I almost became a little defensive forgetting that patience has been one important lesson I’ve continued to learn my practice. But since starting, it’s become more obvious than ever that a regular practice is critical.
Every time I get on my mat, the results of how I treated my body the previous day are right there for me to witness. I get immediate feedback on how hard I practiced last week, how much food I ate the night before, and how present I am at the onset of class. The more I practice these things, the easier the asanas are, the stronger I get, the more I start to see change right in front of me, and the less surprised I am when I flow into poses that once seemed impossible. (Just yesterday I floated into two new awesome handstand poses! … and forearm stands have never been easier)
In short, the repetition and commitment to the practice makes you feel better, become stronger and shine brighter.
Shun the non-believers.