Stretching out of comfort zone

Yoga-in-colour by Yukari Iwasaki, inner child playground


8 weeks ago, Count and I bought a deal to enjoy (endure?) 10 classes of bikram yoga that expired yesterday.

With my mini break back home, sudden high fever and social engagements in the last 2 months meant less time for yoga so we weren’t sure if we will complete all the classes.

Regardless, because of our frugality to not waste the already paid classes, because of wanting to improve our health, because of the desire to finish what we started – we have attended all 10 classes and sweated out liters of perspiration.

During this short period of time we both saw progresses from being able to hold a position longer, stretch a bit further and to achieve a position that was too hard at the start.

It made me feel good and I think I feel this way because it doesn’t readily happen anymore.

Adult life isn’t like school days in many ways; one of the biggest differences is that now I don’t get forced to try something new.

An embarrassing moment gets reduced significantly but it has widened by comfort zone.

And I’m sure many have heard of the danger of comfort zone:

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

-Neale Donald Walsch

I need to remind myself to get out of my comfort zone even just the tip of my toe to start off with.

The more we stretch our boundary, the more we experience life and grow as a better person.

What was the last thing you did that was out of your comfort zone?

Cheers to letting go,

Signature of Yukari Iwasaki, blogger of Inner Child Playground

Yukari Iwasaki

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