Are Your Limitations Real?

Yoga with injuries and limitations

Gail Curtis demonstrates a “no limitations” attitude!

“The sky is not my limit . . . I am!”

~ T. F. Hodge, from Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.”

~ Terry Josephson, philosopher

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

~ Jamie Paolinetti, pro cyclist


Have you ever faced a time where you thought, “I can’t do that!”  A time where confidence vaporized or a task seemed so overwhelming that you became motionless?  We’ve all experienced setbacks and limitations, but how often are they “real”?  How often do we allow perceived limitations to keep us from accomplishing and achieving real moments of satisfaction?

Gail Curtis, a regular student at Sunrise Yoga, recently suffered a setback that, initially, truly did limit her . . . a broken ankle!  As you can see from the photos of Gail, she did not let that hold her back from yoga very long!  Here’s what Gail had to say about her situation:

“I recently had the misfortune to break my ankle, as life difficulties go, not the worst that could happen, but after the pain was contained a mild depression set in. No driving, no weight bearing, no exercise for 4-6 weeks – or so I thought. My BFF Fran (Gordon) spoke to Valerie while attending class and relayed my woes and my lament that a back care yoga class sure would be
nice.  Not only did Valerie and all the staff at Sunrise Yoga encourage me to attend the back care class, but Valerie invited me to come and participate in all my regular yoga classes – scooter and all!! So off I went with my scooter and cast boot and did what I could with the skilled help of the great yoga teachers at Sunrise. It lifted my spirits more than I can say and helped my healing process!! A huge shout out and thank you to Valerie and all her teachers and staff at Sunrise Yoga Studio! They paved my road to recovery with positive energy and encouragement.

There is no better yoga studio anywhere in my opinion!!  Thanks Sunrise!!!

We appreciate Gail’s positive comments about the studio and the instructors, but more importantly, we celebrate her positive attitude and her spirit of possibility!  How about you?  What is your story of possibility?  Please share your “no limits” story!