July 29, 2021 - I was learning more about Simone Biles' reasons for leaving Olympic competition. A main reason was that she was experiencing "the twisties."
The thing about twisties, is that twisties for me is a really good thing...a great thing. Twisties are curvy roads you look forward to on a motorcycle. They are fun! But, when you get the twisties in gymnastics it's a terrifying experience of your mind no longer being able to know how to deal with twisting the body while you are flying through the air. It's extremely dangerous.
I have a couple take aways in thinking about this. One is language, and how one word can have such a different meaning for two people. It's amazing we communicate at all as humans.
The other is how in yoga we spend a lot of time working with our body and knowing where it is, and how important of a skill that is...particularly when you imagine it is taken away from you.
SO...we'll work on all that in class today. I hope you'll take the class, and I hope you are doing well today. :-)