Updated: Sep 20, 2019
I've been there.
"I can't because...."
I'm not good enough.
I'm not thin enough.
I'm not flexible enough.
I'm not strong enough.
I don't have enough time.
I don't have enough energy.
I don't have enough courage.
I don't have enough of whatever it is I imagine myself to need more of.
These are just a few of the mental roadblocks that I have personally constructed and hid myself behind over the years, until the day I decided I was just simply no longer going to allow these small thoughts and ideas about myself to continue to define and detain me.
And I signed up for my very first yoga class.
It may sound cliché to say "yoga changed my life," but...
Yoga changed my life.
I count myself among the countless number of people who have found a greater sense of freedom and inner peace through a committed and consistent practice. I have struggled on my mat physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have cried on my mat through some of the most difficult phases of my life. I have also developed a level of strength and balance in my physical body that serves me well far beyond the four corners of my yoga mat. I have learned to appreciate the feeling of being challenged and my flourishing ability to move through those moments with more ease and without sacrificing my inner well-being. I am finally at peace with my body and its fluctuating shape and size and ranges of motion.
The most important part of my own personal practice are those undeniable moments of clarity when I recognize and experience myself at my full potential, limitless and whole, the aspect of "who I am" which expands far beyond what my physical eyes are capable of seeing and what my physical body is capable of doing.
It has not always been the easiest path, but it has always been path of truth.
What is it that is standing in the way of you beginning a yoga practice?
Are you ready to deconstruct your own personal mental roadblocks?
Are you ready to move beyond those perceived limitations?
Are you tired of feeling tired?
Is the outflow of your "energy bank" significantly out of proportion with the in-flow?
Is it simply time to take a personal inventory and begin rewriting your story in a much grander and more authentic way?
Is today the day to begin the process of recreating yourself anew?
We are here for you.
Yes, you can.
Lisa and Kevin McCormack
Owners of Black Cat Yoga
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