Changing Perspective

prasarita_padottanasana_001I remember years ago when I started practicing yoga; this pose, Prasarita Padottanasana, was a real challenge.  My legs wouldn’t spread apart very far.  My body would not fold at my hips.  My hands didn’t want to reach the ground.  My leg muscles used to cramp up.  Now, as you can see, my practice has improved greatly.  With lots of time and effort, I have completely changed my perspective from looking at the ground right in front of me into looking at the world upside down and behind me.  And there’s still a lot more to learn and much more growth that can happen.  I’m glad I didn’t get too frustrated and quit.

Trust in yourself through the hard parts so that you can see beyond what’s just in front of you.  With effort, you will grow and you can shift your perspective into a whole new direction.