“You’ll never challenge yourself if you don’t change your gaze now and then.”
Words of wisdom, right? My yoga teacher said this to me this morning after giving me an adjustment, and it really resonated. Sure enough, despite usually feeling perfectly balanced and rock solid in the poses that followed, changing my gaze challenged me to the point of feeling wobbly, which was a pretty foreign feeling to me in yoga. I may not be the most flexible person I know, but I can usually balance like nobody’s business. Apparently I wasn’t as balanced as I thought, though, because the slightest change threw me for a loop. It was a lesson I needed on so many levels: No matter how ‘balanced’ I think I am, true, unshakebale balance is only found when that stability can be challenged and still remain in tact.
Oh, and my yoga teacher’s name is Sherman.