So, here we are. Back to yoga and life. Hmm. Jen, I know you hate when I talk yoga. Stay with me, I will most certainly switch gears, change my train of thought and have enough grammarical errors to keep you either interested or rolling your eyes.
So, In YOGA there is a little move. It's also a gymnastic move. It's a press up to handstand. Which means you use no momentum to get there. Your feet are on the floor. Your hands are on the floor and all of the sudden, magically you are pulling your feet over your head and are in handstand. This move has eluded me for years. Until recently. I learned the trick. Granted, there is a lot involved, but also, there's always a trick. For a long time I just could not wrap my head around how to pull my feet off the ground with out the slightest jump. Recently in a workshop Krista Cahill enlightened me. Then I told Twist, and she told two friends, and so on. Not really. But I do try to explain it to the amazing women who come to my class. To those women who astound, entertain and inspire me every week.
Tonight in class, one of my favorite's (all though everyone is my favorite) Liz and I started talking about the whole school of thought of momentum. Using momentum and not needing momentum. She told me momentum is a force in voodoo. They believe people with momentum can do anything. It's the snowball effect. I guess, outside of voodoo this is common too. She said that they (being the voodoo folks, I guess??) believe that momentum can be good or bad. Like perhaps Hitler could be a form of bad, he had momentum and looked what happened there. And what could be an example of good momentum? Let's see... um, I dunno, maybe (for those of us who drank the kool ade) Obama. Yes, I drank and I see him having good momentum. So again, I am hopeful.
So I asked Liz (cause she's smart like Asude), "Well, what happens when you don't need momentum? When you can do it all with your strength, your resolve and your belief in yourself."
"Ah," she said, "When you don't need the momentum, you have all the power in the world."