Saturday, September 09, 2006

Van Gogh Do It

Here's a quicky. I couldn't resist this.

Someone sent me an email today with this quote in it, attributed to Vincent Van Gogh:

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

How's that for a kick in the seat of the pants?

So many times it's an idea, a thought, just that and nothing more, that gets in the way of what you want to do. Even if what you want to do is something as simple as having fun.

Do the thing. The thing that's in front of you to do.

Do the splits.
Write your novel.
Start over.

You know what it is.

Don't let the voices that say
I'm not strong enough.
My butt's too big.
That hurts.
It won't work.
________________. (Insert your thought here.)
stop you.

Don't just read about it. Get up. Experience it. Experience yoga!

Kevin Perry

p.s., The Sanskrit Word of the Day from my previous Daily Yoga Tip was kona. Kona means angle, as in utthita trikonasana, the extended three-angle pose. Triangle pose is the answer the question I posed yesterday. I think triangle pose is one of the roughest on the knees because lots of people hyper-extend their knees in the pose (ouch!) and they do this pose all the time.

p.p.s., Today's Sanskrit Word of the Day is go. I'll tell you what it means next time.

p.p.p.s., I wrote about stopping back in August, 2005. The Daily Yoga Tip is called "Stop Stopping." You can read it here.

p.p.p.p.s., Our Experience Paradise yoga vacation in Yelapa, Mexico is coming up in February, 2007. Watch for more details in future Daily Yoga Tips.

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Kevin Perry
Mo Yoga LLC
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Jefferson City, MO 65101

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