“We’re going to work on inversions for a bit,” my yoga teacher said. “Not because standing on your hands will change your life, but because it’s fun.”
Ain’t that the truth.
A few weeks ago I sent a whiny email to my best friend. I told her about feeling lost and confused. Asking her, “Is this normal??” She told me what all of us 20~somethings know deep down. Of course it’s normal. Of course there are days you just want to be 10 again. Of course you want to blow off work sometimes. Of course you want to backpack through Europe, but your 20~something bank account is lookin’ a little glum.
“You need to flip your perspective,” my BFF told me. “You need human connection.”
So I did. I went to Nashville for the pure love of country music and my cousin. I went to my first Lakers game with the boy. I ran on a different path. I did more handstands.
Some of these changes in perspective were more expensive than others. Some took planning and others were spur of the moment. But they all took me out of head. The questions and career planning and worrying about “what I’m really meant to do” just faded away.
In yoga, we do inversions to change our perspective. Why? Because it’s fun to change your perspective. Going upside down isn’t about being perfect or competing. It’s about switching it up, having fun, and letting go! And can I tell you what? That in turn will change your life.