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All these years I have pushed myself to touch my toes. Till a fortnight ago. I was lying down on my new green yoga mat. I always feel it is necessary to have these little pretty accessories that serve as an impetus to get going on an exercise routine . Well anyway, to get back to the supine position on the yoga mat... I got up and bent forward to touch my toes. And I found that my hand did not proceed beyond my calves. I mean I could touch the toes the day before. So what was wrong today? As I was trying to push myself to make the phalanges meet, I realised it was absolutely unnecessary. Why pull a hamstring on a day the body does not want to make the extra effort? And after that believe me, exercising is a lot more fun. And no stress. And just being consistent with the routine is the secret of a successful workout.
So remember, It's not Important to Touch your Toes...unless of course you are a fitness trainer.
I have even gone as far as to think this would make a good title for a book. And I am sure it will atleast attract a few eyeballs at a store. But for someone who has not been too regular posting here, I know the book will never see the light of day. But that has not stopped me from thinking about the sequels. For instance..
It is not important to be size zero ( unless you are Kareena Kapoor)
It is not important to be a perfect wife ( it will only make your husband lazy)
It is not important to be a perfect mother ( your kids will be brats anyway and yet grow up fine)
And so on... It could be a hit.. remember the Dummies series?
Ponder over it.. perfection is fine, but is really necessary if the end result can be achieved without the strain?
What do you think?