revolved triangle

Revolved Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle) is my least favorite pose.  There, I said it.  As a teacher I try not to share my opinions of poses so my students can decide for themselves with no influence what a pose is like in their own body.  When it comes to this pose, though, I must admit, I cannot hide my distaste.  My body in this pose feels like fingernails on a chalkboard.

In other words, this pose is my very best teacher right now.

We avoid discomfort, moving away from it in our lives.  Sometimes that is appropriate.  Sometimes we need to move away to fill ourselves up, to get strong enough to handle whatever the discomfort is.  Eventually we need to dig in, to be present with it, to breathe through it, to see what we need to see to move beyond it.

I have enjoyed this month investigating this pose.  That is not to say I enjoyed being IN the pose, mind you. 🙂  I simply enjoyed seeing what it had to teach me, to learn to be fully present while I was in it.  I was ready and it was time.  While I am still not in love with this pose, I have achieved more awareness around it and learned a bit more of what it has to teach me.  May you find the same in your challenging pose!