Motocross is yoga. Yoga is motocross. Motocross is a sport that requires both balls not just one. Yoga requires the same. A strong commitment to what you wish to achieve and a focus that cannot be swayed. One pointed focus and mindfulness. Journey with me into the similarity of yoga and motocross.
All I know is that when I was about ten years old I felt the excitement of speed beyond what my own two feet could go. With a little metal between my legs I could explore a new level of existence. Power, speed, altitude, free-falling and crashing were the new sensations.
What I learned quickly was how the physics of my body and a small rocket worked. Once I understood the physics behind it and how to use inertia to turn ideas into matter the fun remained endless.
Thought into matter? Yes. Knowing the time vs speed ratio when traversing over dirt and rock at high-speed requires the ability to think about things before they happen. Knowing what I want to create, using the power, speed and terrain ahead of me, my body would automatically ignite the neuromuscular response to put the idea into form, like a high-speed stunt, jump or acrobatic.
All athletes know how to place the mind before matter. So if you ponder it, one can see how this can become the belief in all areas of life for the one who is in practice of such power.
In the process of traversing with great speed over rough terrain is the knowing that as I approach obstacles I must see it ahead and pick the best course of action at that moment. Then I follow through with the action as I continue to look AHEAD. Seeing the obstacle ahead and focusing on it as it approaches rather than looking beyond it will always lead to the obstacle taking the power. In that lack of foresight comes the consequences of focusing on the problem rather than looking ahead and usually a crash or unsuitable experience of one kind or another.
Isn’t this everything in life? What we focus on approaches, takes over.
Stay in your foresight. Use your intuition to pick the line. WFO.