I always find in exercise my mental blocks are way harder to crack than my physical blocks... For years I couldn't get my head around going over 5kg either side on any track in body pump, 2015 saw me almost double it... I added between 1-4kgs per side to every body pump track, and I feel much stronger for it!
With yoga it's the same thing... For years I have had it set in my mind that I can't do this lunge twist, mentally I was 100% certain that my body was simply too thick, big, to get my arms around backwards... I decided this week that I was going to try, in all this time I never tried, and I did it, it was easy 😂 I crack myself up the amount of power self talk has!
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