I love yoga….but that’s no surprise since I teach it. And sometimes it’s so hard for me to convey how much I love it. I want everyone to love it as much as me. But I also know that not everyone is in love with yoga like I am.
Yoga has taught me so much about myself. I’ve learned to think more kindly of myself and give myself more grace. To know that it’s ok that I can’t do every pose and I probably never will be able to. I’ve got physical limitations that mean I will probably never do Eight Angle Pose (Google it if you don’t know what it is!). Arm balances are always challenging for a person of my size.
But I don’t let it stop me from trying! Trying challenging poses is what makes yoga fun. Yoga doesn’t have to always be serious with deep inner reflection. It can just be fun. And after trying for days, weeks, months or even years when you finally get deeper in that Crane Pose or Dancers Pose or Monkey Pose there’s a sense of accomplishment.
The satisfaction of getting into a pose can be pretty amazing. But the journey to getting into that pose can be amazing too. That’s where you learn about yourself and what you’re capable of. It’s where you learn patience and grace with yourself. It’s where you learn to have fun and not compare your pose to someone else’s. It’s where you find the inner strength to go deeper or try something new.
“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It’s about what you learn on the way down.” I don’t know where this quote originated but it’s so true! And who says you can’t have fun too? Come try yoga just for the fun of it!