I always loved history in school, loved reading and writing about it and making the connections between different events and people. The problems arose when I needed to remember the specifics…. all of those dates, really? Forget about the names of those generals… please.
I tend to be a big picture girl and sometimes ignore the more detailed, nuanced aspects of yoga. Today I attended a beginners class and my lack of attention to detail became glaringly obvious. Misplaced feet, a hand wrong there a knee pointing in the wrong direction. I know these subtleties can really impact these poses yet I tend to focus at times on just getting through the challenging parts instead of really being present to the specifics of the pose. So…to the beginners class will I return! The devil is in the details.