You can’t tell how strong someone is just by looking at them. Strength only shows itself in motion, or in relationship to some other condition. There are many kinds of strength. It’s good to remember this.
Sometimes the strongest one in a room is the smallest one — the aerialist who seems to defy gravity as she climbs and spirals far above the earth.
Sometimes the strongest one is the oldest — the man with gray hair, years of experience and training, and the ability to pace himself and read his opponent at every turn.
Strength can be stable — standing your ground. It can also be mobile — fluid and agile like a ninja.
Strength is not about the size of the muscles you carry around on your frame.
It’s about what you do with what you’ve got.
Notice all the ways you are strong.
And notice the strength of others around you.
In willPower & grace® we train many kinds of strength. We train the body, and the mind. We practice stability, mobility, balance, agility, focus, and awareness. We train these qualities in the studio so that we can have them under our skin as we move in the world.
This is valuable, because life can through you an unexpected curve-ball, or the rug might get pulled out from under you, and you never know when you’ll need a particular kind of strength.
And when that happens, remember: you always have more than you think.