Moving with the Horse
Around this time a year ago I was leading a yoga and fitness retreat in Costa Rica with an amazing group of folks. In addition to our yoga, fitness and eating copious amounts of delicious food, we went on various adventures throughout our week.
One of our days of adventuring was a 15 mile horseback ride through the beautiful hills of Costa Rica, crossing various terrain, both easy and pretty difficult, and getting some spectacular Pacific Ocean views during our adventure.
As we trotted through the Costa Rican countryside, I stayed toward the back of our pack…I like being able to keep track of my people, and I always feel I can better do so at the back of the pack.
Many of us were pretty sore the following day after our ride, with those 15 miles of pretty strenuous terrain showing up in various and sometimes surprising ways throughout our bodies. There were a few in our group, however, who didn’t have that same soreness as everyone else.
I was reflecting a few days later, reflecting on my time at the back of the pack watching my people and thinking about the posture of those who were sore and those who were not so sore. The one thing I had noticed while riding was there were some who had a fluidity, an ease…some who were able to simply move with the horse instead of holding themselves more rigidly like many of the rest of us…and with that ability to move with the horse was a bit more ease, less strain as they moved through their adventure and beyond.
My dear friends, I hope as we move through our week we can find a bit more ease, a bit more fluidity…who knows what a difference that ease, that fluidity might make in our life experience.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
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Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!