We are connected. We are bound. We are entangled. We should embrace this.
We need to remember the difference between the things we do, even the things we love, and what we really are.
Who sits behind our eyes?
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
To have a more dedicated yoga practice, we have two choices: we can do the practice in isolated spaces for short periods of time and try to amp those moments up, or we can let the practice start to permeate everything. Which do we think will be more effective?
The intensity of our practice isn’t about the poses we do; it’s about well we discern what will really serve us, and how diligently we pursue it.
I used to think, when the sutras said the practice came in three gradations, mild, medium and spicy, that spicy must mean lots of backbends.
But the real measure of the practice, the real spicyness, is the extent to which we can assert our right to what we need.
I’ll be subbing for Paul and Sommer’s Anusara 1/2 class at 9:00am at Carrboro Yoga Company, 200 N. Greensboro St., Suite C1, Carroboro, NC 27510.
The practice of yoga doesn’t give us overnight transformation. We apply ourselves consistently over time to see change.