My high school was one that gave out superlatives. There was Most Likely to Succeed, Best Athlete and Biggest Comedian along with a slew of other absolute accomplishments. I won Most Changed Since 10th Grade. It would be awesome if I could say I was awarded for transforming my sophomore naivete into pearls of senior wisdom…
But this was not the case.
I got Most Changed because I dyed my hair regularly — from fuchsia to platinum blonde — I had a new look each month. (This was when blue hair was only seen on old ladies and punk rockers.) So because my transformation was gauged by my appearance, I was the Most Changed.
Big, dramatic change– the kind with instantaneous results– can be the first step towards a shift of personal transformation, but usually this deeper, more profound change occurs with practice.
True transformation comes from a commitment to being better than before.
I wrote the following piece as a simple ( + slightly entertaining) guide post to help recognize the early signs of transformation.
7 Signs Your Practice Is Leading You to a Yoga Transformation
Sometimes, I wonder if I’m getting the benefits of my yoga practice.
When I signed up for the monthly unlimited pass at the studio, I committed to showing up several times a week. I thought that by doing yoga regularly, inevitably it would seep into all areas of my life—transforming me into a calm, cool, and collected yogi.
Some days, it happens—I bask in the post-practice glow for hours. Other days, however, my stress level shoots through the roof right after Savasana, because I can’t get my bag unzipped to put away my mat.
Yoga is an inside job.
Progress on the mat can’t always be measured. While kicking into Forearm Stand after days of barely lifting a leg can definitely be a breakthrough, most of the benefits from yoga start on the inside, therefore they can’t be seen.
Read the full article on DoYouYoga.
How do you recognize the signs of transformation?