With over three years of daily practice under my belt, I’ve seen lots of changes in my life.
The way I see things, the way I interpret things, the way I deal with things, the way I feel about things – all of these are better. More peaceful, more calm, more measured, more effective, just better.
It’s not just my mind that has changed, however.
My body too, has undergone a gradual but palpable transformation. Sitting with my spine straight and unsupported, my torso upright and holding its own weight, has given me core strength the like of which I could never have imagined possible. Also, I have felt the asymmetry between my right and left sides even out slowly.
I’ve known for a long time that my right leg is a bit longer than my left, but sitting cross legged on the floor every day has made me aware that there is a big difference down the whole length of my body. My right side is bigger, longer, denser and stiffer than my left. Sometimes I feel the asymmetry even in warmth on the right side and coolness on the left.