photo 1Written By Jay Clement

For many years, I had a personal rule that very rarely got broken. The only time it did that I can remember, was when Coleen and I went on our honeymoon to catch a flight, had our first child Averie, and now just recently, to do yoga … VERY early in the morning.

That rule is THE 5AM RULE. I will not get up before that time. It’s not right, and no human needs to get up before that time for ANY reason.

Up until now.

I’m taking on another project this year and needed to be in Richmond by 8:15am the other day. Not knowing what time I would get home, I needed to do yoga in the morning. And, that means, I needed to get up at 4 in the morn. Now some of you might be saying what’s the big deal? Well, to me, the big deal is my overall DNA is being re-written to a certain degree by this 365 day commitment. Sacrifices are happening, and…I’m ok with it.

I’m approaching the 120 day mark and I’m starting to see some more shifts in practice. Bending a little further…Stretching a little deeper…getting into some poses that I’ve never gotten into. Off the mat, I’m more focused than I’ve ever been, calmer, and more relaxed.┬áThis might seem a little general, but these changes are not mega leaps across canyons. It’s about slowly building a bridge across the canyon, stick by stick, and then looking back and realizing how far you’ve gone.

photo 1Written By Jay Clement

For many years, I had a personal rule that very rarely got broken. The only time it did that I can remember, was when Coleen and I went on our honeymoon to catch a flight, had our first child Averie, and now just recently, to do yoga … VERY early in the morning.

That rule is THE 5AM RULE. I will not get up before that time. It’s not right, and no human needs to get up before that time for ANY reason.

Up until now.

I’m taking on another project this year and needed to be in Richmond by 8:15am the other day. Not knowing what time I would get home, I needed to do yoga in the morning. And, that means, I needed to get up at 4 in the morn. Now some of you might be saying what’s the big deal? Well, to me, the big deal is my overall DNA is being re-written to a certain degree by this 365 day commitment. Sacrifices are happening, and…I’m ok with it.

I’m approaching the 120 day mark and I’m starting to see some more shifts in practice. Bending a little further…Stretching a little deeper…getting into some poses that I’ve never gotten into. Off the mat, I’m more focused than I’ve ever been, calmer, and more relaxed.┬áThis might seem a little general, but these changes are not mega leaps across canyons. It’s about slowly building a bridge across the canyon, stick by stick, and then looking back and realizing how far you’ve gone.

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