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    What does this phrase mean?

    Hi there. A Yoga trainer sent me this message, but I couldn't understand what does it mean!!!

    You just get a running start and take a leap of faith

    What does that mean?


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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    A running start = a quick and auspicious beginning to something, coming from running races where the runners are in movement before they reach the start line

    A leap of faith = an act or instance of accepting or trusting in something that cannot readily be seen or proved.

    So the teacher is using two metaphors to tell you to start something, even if you cannot yet see the advantages.

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Interesting, thanks.

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