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I could not remember the word last night, alth0ugh I laid awake for quite awhile trying. It finally came to me during my yoga practice this morning, when I should not have been thinking about words, even if they were words my yoga teacher had spoken during led class the day before.

Articulate each movement.

Articulate.

ar·tic·u·late
adjective
ärˈtikyələt/
  1. 1.
    (of a person or a person’s words) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
    “an articulate account of their experiences”
    synonyms: eloquent, fluent, effective, persuasive, lucid, expressive, silver-tongued;More

  2. 2.
    having joints or jointed segments.
verb
ärˈtikyəˌlāt/
  1. 1.
    express (an idea or feeling) fluently and coherently.
    “they were unable to articulate their emotions”
    synonyms: express, voice, vocalize, put in words, communicate, state; More

  2. 2.
    form a joint.
    “the mandible is a solid piece articulating with the head”

Like most interesting words, articulate has two distinct meanings that reinforce each other.

That goal I couldn’t define yesterday? Of feeling like I need to write an apparently pointless blog?

Articulate. That’s what I need to practice, in order to become. How to articulate my physical motions to perform a vinyasa. How to articulate my thoughts and (trickier) feelings into words that are fluent and coherent. How to articulate the segments of my life so they can flow smoothly from one to another, instead of all piling up in a chaotic mess. In other words, STOP MULTI-TASKING. Finish what you start. Do one thing at a time.

Articulate. Ding ding ding.

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