Thursday, May 05, 2016

Quite A Stretch!

All Lit Up!

© Norma Wilson, original oil on canvas 12"by 12"

Ever marvel at how a baby can lift their leg and put their toes in their mouth?  Bend completely in half with gumby like moves? Well, I find it hard to believe I was ever that baby.  Ever since I can remember, I have been unable to touch my toes, barely reaching past my knees.  As a child I took ballet lesson for about two months and could barely lift my leg up on the parallel bar, let alone reach my ballet slippers.  Unfortunately over the years, I have started and stopped yoga more times than I can count. When I began my master class with Lisa, I decided that becoming flexible was no longer going to elude me.  I have had a chart from Yogabody that shows how to break down stretches five days a week using your weight to deepen them and extending the time each week.  So I began March 1st.  Now I can touch my fingers to the floor! And I can sit in a lotus position and touch my head to my knee. So, what is the difference? I have had this chart for a couple of years. Accountability for me has been key. And knowing this is a year long project of reaching for my goals and breaking it down to what that looks like each day.  In my next post on Tuesday, I will share how stretching is impacting my art!