The other night in yoga class, we were in wide-legged forward bend (Prasarita Padottanasana), where the goal is to get your head to touch the floor. If you can imagine, my head is nowhere near the floor. The yoga instructor told us not to worry about getting our heads to the floor, but to do the best we could. He then proceeded to tell us it took him eight years to achieve this pose. Wow, eight years. I figure with one good year of yoga under my belt, I’ve got seven more to go. It didn’t really bum me out that it might take that long (or even longer). Instead, it inspired me that someday I will be able to achieve these difficult poses. In fact, I see little improvements all the time.