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.