Asymmetry is something I’m always learning a lot about in this practice, physically and mentally. As a perfectionist, this has been something difficult to accept, as I obviously prefer symmetry and consistency 👍🏼
Physically, I’ve discovered over the past year that my right hip is way more open, while on my left side my shoulder, groin, hamstring, and quad are more flexible. These differences become very apparent in this practice with having to repeat many of the postures for each side, and at first it was frustrating that both sides didn’t look or progress in the same way. However, it has also become an interesting area to explore as I get to know my body better.
In this particular regard, it has been an interesting week of ups and downs, with some days feeling very productive and others feeling miserable. A few days this week were real struggles in terms of pushing through some of these physical asymmetries, and at times very upsetting, wondering why certain sides felt so stupid or betraying. As a result, this ironically tested my mental and emotional desires for overall symmetry in my day to day practice—why are certain days successful in certain areas while others bring up struggles in those same areas? Why do some weeks feel so uneven? I definitely would prefer it if each day were consistent, or even better, consistently progressive 😋
Unfortunately I’m not sure I can totally figure that out, but I am glad to realize that it brings up more curiosity than defeat in approaching each morning. This morning, while tired after a dramatic practice week 😅 I realized how while most weeks I focus on getting through six practices, I actually didn’t remember having any thoughts of needing to ‘get through’ the week or count down the days—instead, I was still always interested in seeing what each new practice had in store, despite a rough practice a previous day. This takeaway is encouraging, and I hope will help me to continue learning to approach this body and practice with curiosity and acceptance, symmetrical or not.
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