Nią kneads a hamstring that’s howling like a pack of coyotes after a midnight train whistle.
Cal and Tal share glance, but say not a word.
Calliope leads from her hip joints into a forward fold.
Thalia works her balance.
On screen, Kassandra uses a strap for support.
“Show, don’t tell,” Tal whispers.
“You behhhh-tcha. Just give her a minute… She’ll find her way.”
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.
~ Shakti Gawain
If you haven't already read, you might appreciate this article from Rajat Nayar:
If I worked to attain Cal’s forward roll, I see two things happening:
1. I’d likely be frozen in her position from today’s drawing for quite some time.
2. With better effort for the forward roll I think I’d end up with Nia’s howling coyotes!
Years ago during my Medium reading days, I remember a woman that started a stretching practice to become more flexible. Limber. She regained 3/4 of an inch in height!
A couple verses from the recent cover of The Rolling Stones song, “You can’t always get what you want,” goes like this:
“You can’t always get what you want (x3),
But if you try some time you just might find,
You get what you need.”
Once 6’ 0” I’m down to 5’ 10 1/2” so stretching holds a certain appeal. 😬