Bikram Yoga class (aka, turning into a sweaty mess for 90 minutes in a 110 degree room) has become a favorite in my routine. Not only is it rewarding physically and mentally, but it has proven to be a tireless source of entertaining anecdotes.
Today in class was no exception.
During a resting pose, the teacher read the following quote by Stephen R. Covey:
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.”
Just as I was contemplating how I might apply that gem of a datum, she added:
For example, I love beer. But sometimes I just say “NO!” because I don’t want to throw up in Camel Pose.
Nice. Good to know that there is nothing moralistic about being a yogi.