While taking a yoga class, there's probably been a handful of times where you experienced both physical and mental challenges. As your thighs tremble during humble warrior, you wonder to yourself, “When will this teacher cue us to come out? I can’t hold this for any longer!” Or perhaps there’s been another time where you’ve attempted to listen to the instructor asking you to clear your mind/listen to your breath and all you can do is replay an argument you just had with a friend or loved one before leaving for class.
We’ve all been there. But with that, we’ve also all likely experienced the moment where the instructor again reminds us to breathe into the pose or clear our mind, and suddenly we just do. Things begin to seem a bit easier, and somehow we are able to withstand whatever experience was just hindering us. That’s the beauty of the practice; overcoming the mind and ultimately learning how to breathe through the challenges life bestows on us.
What’s even more, by practicing how to overcome these physical and mental challenges on the mat, we inevitably prepare ourselves for how to navigate through life’s circumstances off the mat. Yoga is not just a physical practice, it is a way of life. Demonstrating yoga in everyday life is indeed something that takes time and patience, but it can provide a lifetime of positivity and fulfillment.Read More