DAY 42: All I Really Need to Know

Author: KT /


All I Really Need to Know I Learned
in Bikram Yoga...

Plan ahead. Try your best. Some days are better than others. Look at your own two eyes. Drink your water. We all have our strengths. Work really hard and then take a rest. Listen attentively. Surround yourself with amazing people. Pretend you're a camel, an airplane, a cobra & a flower. Some things are gonna' hurt like hell--don't be scared. Commit to yourself. Follow directions. Sometimes you think you can't make it, then realize you just did. Don't compare yourself to others. Be on time or you might miss out. Make everyone feel welcome. Point yourself in the direction you want to go. Quiet your mind. You can't just run out of the room every time you feel like crying. Focus on you. When you fall down, get back up and try again. Small corrections can make big differences. Every millimeter counts. There are many things you cannot control. Concentrate. Others will guide you, but only you can do the work. There's always space to scoot over and make room for one more. Smile when making a triangle. Everybody sweats. And don't forget to breathe.

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About peaceloveyoga:
Kristi Traub lives in San Antonio, Texas USA and began practicing Bikram yoga on December 5, 2009. She quickly became yoga-dependent and practices daily at Bikram Yoga San Antonio (BYSA) where she has met many, many cool people and new friends. Kristi is somewhere between a guest writer and regular blog contributor here at Bikram 101, as she is now writing on Thursdays throughout this challenge. Kristi is 40 years old and has three young children, which makes her feel like the 'big sister' of the Bikram 101 blog. She used to be a flight attendant for United Airlines and loves to travel. Kristi would love to visit Bikram yoga studios all across the world. Kristi feels like her Gramma when writing grammatically in the third person about herself, as her Gramma could often be heard saying "Gramma loves you."

12 comments:

bikramyogachick said...

Kristi~ Awesome awesome post! Thank you!

The Missus said...

LOL! This is fabulous, Kristi!!!!

thedancingj said...

LOVE this one!!!! One of my favorites yet!! :-)

lz said...

Kristi, thank you so much for this post! So, so true. Bikram yoga is like a microcosm of everyday life--so many of the lessons we learn in the hot room hold even more true in our everyday lives.

cirita said...

Love it!!!

Johan said...

Can only agree with the comments above, brilliant. Had to read it out to the staff at my studio while I was waiting for class.

peaceloveyoga said...

...our yogi community is so kind & full of encouragement. You guys ROCK!! Thank you for the nice comments!

Of course, this was a 'play on words' on the award-winning 1989 Robert Fulghum essay "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." Then, I realized that many of you might be too
(ah-hemmm) young to have read that! Fulghum's is a wonderful essay full of wisdom. I encourage you all to google it & read online.

Duffy Pratt said...

No "Lock the knee"????

Beckie K. said...

great post kristi! i think i will copy it and put it on my wall somewhere :)

hannahjustbreathe said...

Ohh, this is a wonderful post. Bravo.

a. said...

i printed this out and hung it on the wall of my cube at work! LOVE IT!!! :)

Ladiladida said...

I LOVE this post!

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