How about a modification?


I having been practicing yoga for more than 10 years, and I love the benefits of such a beautiful practice. It grounds me, centers my mind, and leaves me in an overall positive space.


It was not always like that for me.


I used to get very frustrated in the yoga studio because there were certain postures that my body simply could not do. At the time, I was not ok with that.


One particular studio session, we were transitioning into firelog posture (cross-legged position, but with ankles stacked on top of the knees, sitting up right).


I could NOT do it. And as I was getting more and more frustrated with myself, my yoga instructor whispered in my ear, "Let me give you a modification for that."


Huh...


As she supported me in my modification which truly was much more beneficial for both my mind and my body, I relaxed.


I felt calmer. Confident in my ability. Even though it was a modification.


The idea of a modification did not mean that I was incapable. It simply meant that I was designed to move in a different way. I needed something else.


And so it is with children.


It is ok to use an accommodation or modification to make a task or activity accessible. And it is ok to try something a different way. The result might be just as successful.


Like our bodies, our brains are all wired different. We aren't designed to do everything exactly like everyone else.


How boring would that be?!?


Let's celebrate the fact that we are all different.

We were born to think and engage creatively and make adjustments along the way.


When we make adjustment as we go, we might just go further than we ever thought possible.


So... how about a modification?



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