And then make it harder.
The other day I overheard (well, it was on Twitter, so I saw rather than heard) someone say that Level 2 Dance of Shiva wasn’t as hard as he thought it would be.
Good. Then make it hard.
Do it with your eyes closed.
- With squares.
- With colors instead of numbers.
- With different numbers (try 5-8 instead of 1-4).
- With legs super high.
- With transquarters.
- With music.
- With serious speed.
- With complex breathing patterns.
It’s your job to find the challenge.
Unfortunately, it’s not the job of the dance to make you work at it. That’s your job.
It’s only the job of the dance to transform your brain. And it will. Like crazy.
The second something is easy for you, it’s your responsibility to move to the next level. Or to shake up the level you’re currently working on.
Or you can always come to the weekend epiphanies workshop in North Carolina (three spots left, by the way) and get the mind-expanding experience of a lifetime.
You’ll hate it.
This workshop won’t be fun. But you definitely won’t think that it’s easy anymore.
And you’ll learn lots of ways to find the challenge and make it work for you.
There is no learning without challenge.
This is one of the reasons why Dance of Shiva transforms perfectionism.
Perfectionism isn’t possible in a practice where the goal is to do it badly.
Because you’re constantly trying to do it wrong.
There is no glory in getting it right. It’s all about taking on the challenge and stepping up to the yeah, I’m ready to shift stuff and it’s kind of going to suck for a while point.
Not that you can’t rest into the dance sometimes. Because you can.
Because the practice will carry you. It’s strong enough to hold you in complete safety while you do this wacky, hard, frustrating transformational work.
But ultimately you’re going to have to invite yourself to find the next challenge.
And I’ll be there to help you.