A friend of mine used a similar phrase a couple of weeks ago, mid-life network, during a conversation about empowerment and transformation. It really got me thinking, and this thought came to mind.
Mid-Life Reset. What an interested phrase. Mid-Life Reset. A phrase that opens up possibilities. Mid-Life Rest.
As I enter that mid-life phase, there are times when I think about the things that I used to do in my asana practice. Some of which I don’t anymore. Balance used to come easily. I could bounce back quicker from injury. I used to have more energy. I didn’t need to have as much sleep.
Then, my mind shifts. In the last several years, I found myself creating a new relationship with my asana practice. Before, I approached my practice with the intention of finding the perfect pose. Now, I look at my practice as a way of understanding what’s possible that day. I began to explore movement as a way to learn about how I am changing. There is not perfect pose – only the perfect pose for today.
That’s where I started to fall in love with my practice again. I found joy as I just let go and be in the moment instead of trying to meet a goal.
Mid-Life Reset. Connection. Present in the Moment. Acceptance.
That’s what I’ve learned from mat, and why I keep coming back. I invite you to share how your practice has evolved and what keeps bring you back.
Looking forward to hearing from you.