Graceful Adaptability

Graceful Adaptability

People wake up every morning and make plans for the day, week, month and year. A majority of the time, those plans get jostled and the path isn’t what was anticipated. Guess what: you usually still get to the destination as long as you learn to adapt to the change!

This past week I participated in a teacher training for stand up paddleboard yoga. Instructed by Bliss Paddle Yoga from Southern California, I was excited to learn from those who can practice on the water year-round. Colorado weather in May challenged their expertise with wind, rain, more rain and a little bit of snow. No outside play time for us. It was time to adapt, and the instructors had the most graceful adaptability I have ever witnessed.  

Yeah, we had to move everything indoors after anticipating to play in the sunshine. Yeah, we were practicing on indoor pools where everything echoed. And yeah, we didn’t get as much time on the water as was originally planned. These are all things that were changes in our original plans, but the instructors made all the changes with an unbelievably positive attitude that was infectious on the entire group. Not once did they even mention a negative aspect of the drastic changes that were necessary to make. It just was. And instead of letting their minds get caught up in what they couldn’t control, they moved on and worked on what they could control. And we still got the same end result as originally desired: to come out with the confidence to lead standup paddleboard yoga.  

I took such comfort in their graceful adaptability. They have inspired me to work on rolling with changes with more ease, more smiles and more creativity. Because I experienced this with Bliss Paddle Yoga, I know that this process will share positive and uplifting energy with those that are sharing future experiences with me. I can’t wait to try it out! How about you?