Yoga is a very complicated subject… I feel like it’s viewed as either something extremely boring, extremely spiritual, or extremely foreign. Maybe even all of the above. Maybe none of the above.
What I do know, is that my yoga practice has helped me become more comfortable with my never-ending thoughts & my imperfect self. I’ve only been practicing consistently for about a year…but you’d be surprised what such a short amount of time can do!
Flexibility has always been somewhat of a strong point for me.. I’m relatively strong (physically).. My balance is decent.. Yoga for me isn’t about these things that we typically associate with it. I’m not overly concerned with how on point my poses are, or how twisty I can get, or how long I can stand on my head (although being upside down is my favourite place to be).
Clearly I’m not all about how perfect my poses are…
*the following image may cause you to laugh your abs on*
For me, I’m more interested in how taking time to appreciate myself can improve how I deal with things. I enjoy the time my practice gives me to sit with my thoughts & acknowledge my mind.
I like that I can just breath & observe the way my body & mind react to things I do.
I like that I can fail a bunch of times & find it funny (also slightly frustrating…but more funny).
I can use my body to give my mind what it needs at a given time.
And just to re-iterate how hilarious/normal/OK it is to fail & get things wrong:
So I hope this at least gave you a laugh, & maybe even gave you a new view on yoga. Do what you need & forget the rest!