Its too hot. My toe hurts. I don’t have time….nobody wants to hear. Just figure it out.
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A lot of people that are unfamiliar with yoga write it off as simply stretching. This misperception of what yoga truly embodies is unfortunate because the innocent ignorance keeps so many people from experiencing the infinite benefits that come from the practice. In yoga, you never reach the peak, you never “get there,” you simply show up and practice and stay in love with the process of Getting Better EVEryday…mentally, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spirtually.
“My yoga practice has been a bedrock in my baseball career, my life, and my physical, mental, and spiritual fortitude. Without the introduction of yoga into my life’s path, I don’t believe that I would have been able to play professional baseball with a total hip replacement for as long as I have, if at all. The physical benefits of the practice are only the start of the good that yoga embodies. The mental strength that I have gained because of yoga’s presence in my life has been something I am unable to put a price on. ‘Infinite’ is the word I use to associate it with the most.”
7 years professional pitcher with over 700 innings pitched, all with a total hip replacement at the age of 19, and the only player in the history of the game to achieve this feat
Erase the word “can’t” from your vocabulary
Seriously. Stop saying “can’t.” Nobody wants to hear what you can’t do.
Use it as a reason, not as an excuse
We all deal with bad situations as well as results, ALL OF US. It is not just you that is having a difficult time with what you are going through, whether it be struggling at the plate, or having trouble with one of the important relationships in your life.
Once we realize that everything will always be ok as long as we have a champion attitude, then we begin to use the negative that occurs in our life as a catalyst to spark positive change. When we dwell on situations we make excuses, when we stand up, act like a champion, and use what is happening as a reason to do something positive then we begin change the world around us one day at a time.