Listen to your body” often gets misunderstood used as an excuse for skipping a workout or practice when our bodies feel tired or tight. That’s not listening to the body. That’s listening to the mind.
Despite heavily promoted myths of instant transformation, coming home to the body is a long process that requires patience, trust, and compassion.
We can’t build strength if we don’t push our edge. But we also need to feel safe to grow. Where’s the line?
Yoga isn’t something you can be “good” at or “bad” at. It’s something everyone can do, regardless of flexibility or strength levels.
Many people come to yoga expecting a workout. What they discover, if they stay long enough, is that yoga is a work-in.
Generally, we think of persistence as an admirable character trait. Can you ever have too much? It turns out, yes.
The age-old wisdom to “start where you are and stay there,” seems antithetical to the concept of growth. How can we move forward if we stay where we are?