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 Iâ€™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 lifeâ€”transforming me into a calm, cool, and collected yogi.
Some days, it happensâ€”I bask in the post-practice glow for hours. Other days, however, my stress level shoots through the roof right after Savasana, because I canâ€™t get my bag unzipped to put away my mat.
Yoga is an inside job.
Progress on the mat canâ€™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 canâ€™t be seen.
Read the full article on DoYouYoga.
How do you recognize the signs of transformation?