Sometimes in our yoga practice we can become very serious and heavy in how we approach our yoga mat and our practice.
We sometimes have thoughts, ideas and pre-conceived notions of what our practice should look like. Sometimes we even glance over at someone else and wonder why our practice doesn’t look like their’s. We think to ourselves we should be more [fill in the blank].
These ‘should’ thoughts can seem like work, another ‘to do’ that we need to get done.
When we glance at others we may not know that they have been practicing yoga for 20 years, or that they have flexibility but not strength or vice versa.
But these observations about others can give us insight into ourselves and our own practice. They can let us know what direction we would like our practice to go and inform us on what skills we want to cultivate in our practice and lives.
Why not start where we are, right now? Allowing our yoga practice to unfold without striving to be somewhere else.
Lacking time? – We can always spend 5 to 10 minutes connected with our breath, no matter where you are or what you are doing.
Never practiced before? – Come to a gentle class and re-introduce yourself with your body. You will amaze yourself with how much your body can do and how great yoga will make you feel.
Want to amp up your practice? – Come to Saturday morning power yoga and start your day with an amazing energy boost.
As Theodore Roosevelt once said,
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”