The asana of the month at the studio where I teach is a tricky arm balance. The pose is one I work with rarely - if ever. It doesn't come to mind during a home practice, and it isn't often sequenced into classes I attend. But this month it has been part of EVERY. CLASS. I. HAVE. TAKEN.
In the first week of the month, I struggled to hold it for more than a few breaths. The following week, long archived muscle memory kicked in, and I stretched the hold a bit longer. Little by little I began to feel stronger and more confident, and while I won't be asked to model the pose for a magazine cover anytime soon, I am continuing to gain confidence and an appreciation for what our bodies (and minds) are capable of with persistence.
Some trials we face require strength. Some require flexibility. And some just need us to persevere. What challenge can you overcome with a little persistence?
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