I was walking past Boulder Bridge in the park the other day. As I walked past that beautiful bridge, I was thinking about how they took those stones out of the earth, repurposed them, and built something new, different and strong with them.
Last week after I posted my last blog, one of my amazing students was telling me how she hadn’t ever moved her body in her younger years in the way that she’s been moving it at present. She told me how much fun she’s had noticing how her body moves and the ways in which she can feel strong...that just made me ridiculously happy to hear.
Yes, we age, and our bodies change as we age, and sometimes our bodies change in frustrating ways, but, for most of us, certainly not all, but most, we can still move our bodies in new ways, we can get stronger in our bodies, we can still feel capable and alive…we can still show up in ways we want to move, even if those ways look or feel different as we grow older and our bodies shift and change. All the activities we might want to do, all of them, whether that’s hiking, exploring a new city, or playing with our grandkids, they all take strength, and my dear friends, we are still so capable of such strength at any age…it might look different then our strong did previously, but we are still so capable.
My friends, we are capable of so much…we are capable of being new, different and strong…so long as we are willing to keep moving, so long as we are willing to continue to show up to our movement practices.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!