The Crumpled-Piece-of-Foil Syndrome

“I feel like a crumpled piece of aluminum foil that has been flattened out.” ~ Norma Sherman, student

This is one of the more colorful analogies of the after-effects of practice I’ve heard. I can relate.

However we do it, recognizing how asana practice resonates in our bodies, minds and out into the rest of our day is worthwhile. There is a process of integration that happens when we articulate our experience.

Using words and images to describe the effects of your practice, if only to yourself, solidifies your experience of it.

And, finding ways to remember how you feel after practice is one of the best ways to bolster resolve. This is the useful type of memory that allows you to transform resistance into willingness.