How to be in a yoga pose?
How to be in life?
Doing. Being. Trusting. Faith. Balance. Center. This is my practice.
Looking at life and how I participate with it, I see, with clarity, a parallel between the practice of yoga and the practice that continues to evolve within my life itself.
In yoga is someone else wrong for doing a pose differently? Maybe their body is different. Perhaps their experience is different. It is not about them, but instead, it is about what works for me. In life, we compare ourselves to others. It seems we think we need to be more like someone else as we hold our self to a standard we believe we know. Yet, in yoga, I clearly see I do not compare. I do not look at someone who can stand on their head for an hour and insist that I need to jump in immediately and stand on my head for an hour. I do not look outside in a yoga class and strive to be like others. In yoga, I come back inside and do what I can, be what I am, trust in myself, have faith and find my balance. In yoga class the students respect the teacher, we listen, we observe, and then we approach the pose and enter it as our Self for our Self. We do not enter the pose to show or become someone else.