I noticed today that it felt good to get into padmasana. I mean, I got to the end of finishing, those last three lotuses, and it was Ahhhhhh. Not just for finishing, but for actually bending my legs into that ridiculous, upside down, shape. You know, that good feeling like stretching first thing in the morning, like you’ve been waiting to do it, and you finally have, and it’s lovely. That feeling.
“Really?” I asked myself. “Seriously?”
Yes. Seriously. Instead of padmasana aching my hips, or being barely tolerable by my knees, or hurting the top of my left foot (it did that for years), it felt…good.
Just another of those minor asana miracles that happen if you stick with it. Impossible body positions become old friends. It’s freaking weird.
Please drop by and leave a comment about your practice this week. Plus, if you’re new, you might want to look at some of the old Friday Open Thread chats, they’ve been great, lots of discussion of yoga after 40, sticking with it (or not), showing up (or not). I’m delighted to keep hosting as long as there is interest!