“The human body is. capable of amazing physical deeds. If we could just free ourselves from our personal limitations and tap into our internal fire, the possibilities are endless.” ~ Dean Kamazes
“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
~ Jamie Paolinetti
MOTIVATION: putting the COMFORT in DIScomfort.
Pushing your limits is important. I’m not saying find a place of pain. I’m saying push past your comfort zone to a place of progress, a place of growth and development. Poses in yoga, distances of running, rounds of kickboxing. These goals often live outside our zone of comfort. And getting there can involve a bit of discomfort. Embrace it. Carefully.
We often back off a workout because we’re tired or sore or our muscles are a bit fatigued. Within reason, find a way to push past these self-inflicted obstacles and push yourself further than you’ve gone before. Stretch out the stiffness in your muscles, warm them back up and get going. Shake off the tired and wake up. Push back against the excuses, the fear, the unknown in your mind to prove what your body is truly capable of.
Push yourself and you might find a person on the other side of those limitations who wants more, to go further, and to dig deeper. Embrace this person. It is you.
Photo via kamilbialous:
I photographed some amazing yoga teachers in-training while in Tofino with Natalie from @PacificElements . More on the main site…