Because I can't (uh, correction: "at this time, I am unable to...") attempt Garurasana without smiling and, often times, a few giggles. It's either laughing or crying, so I chose the former.
After a feeble, yet respectable, attempt at twisting my arms like a rope and pull, pull, pulling my shoulders down....I hear the dreaded words.
"Sit down and cross your right leg over your left."
That sounds simple enough.
Just sit...down...and cross your right...leg....over your left.
ok, sit down. waaaayyyy down. check.
chest up. check.
leg over. check.
twist. it's almost there, get it under my... get. it. under my. get it under my $&#!% calf !!!
By the time I see my own two eyes in the mirror, my body is practically facing the parking lot and falling over at the same time. Thus, the giggles commence!
Once again, our yoga lesson can be brought into everyday life. Point yourself in the direction you want to go and one day you'll get there. Progress happens gradually, then suddenly. If you don't show up, you might just miss it.
Sometimes inch by inch may be too grandiose a goal....for here in Bikram-world, we celebrate millimeters.
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