Standing in the back of the room at Ignite today, I’m busy doing a tree pose, cause it makes my body feel amazing on and off between sitting and stair hopping.
Have you done the tree pose? Try it now. Leg straight, sole of one foot on opposite leg. See picture. Now hold for the count of 5 breaths. It’s not as easy as it appears.
While trying to achieve balance in this pose, as in life, I try to make the perfect pose with my body. I try to do the right thing.
The only thing is, I keep fucking falling over!
I’m achieving the actual pose for about 3% of the time, the other 97%of the time, I am swaying one way or another, practicing with my muscles, understanding my own limits and utilizing my capabilities.
So, I bend my knee, giving my pose, my knee and legs, and body, a little slack and strengthening my core a little more at the same time. In life, this same principle of balance applies. You’re trying to do the right thing, be the perfect worker, be the best executive or the most accomplished CEO. You try to be so straight and narrow, and your going, balls to the wall, and your going to fucking fall over!
Bend your knees.