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Subtle Adjustments Work in Yoga and Diet


Posted by Lela D.

One thing I've learned recently from my yoga practice is the value of making subtle adjustments. In an asana pose, we're always moving toward an ideal. Sometimes our bodies are very far indeed from that vision, but it is enough to simply move in the direction of perfection. In trying to do that, we can get over zealous, jerk or reach too far, and then fall flat on what yoga instructors kindly refer to as ?the fleshy parts? covering our 'sit bones.? It always works out so much better if we gradually move into a posture, then make very subtle adjustments, very slowly, improving over time until we?ve mastered a pose. Ha! But there's the trick - there's no such thing as perfection, so you may as well accept it and get over your rush to attain the unattainable. I think the same is true for making dietary changes. Sometimes we're in such a hurry to lose weight or adopt the ?perfect? diet, that we end up trying to make too many changes at once and end up falling down and heading to the first Chinese food buffet. Instead, try to accept that a healthy diet is a lifelong endeavor. The road is full of obstacles and also easy patches. Enjoy the ride!
 
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