Acceptance: The Yogic Practice of Contentment
I’ve noticed a change in the way that I approach poses—especially difficult poses—since I first stepped on the mat.
At first, I would watch in awe as our teacher demonstrated a pose—the Eagle, say, or Dancer—and couldn’t imagine myself stepping into the pose at all.
If it was a pose that required balance, I doubted that I’d ever find the balance to hold the stance for more than a moment.
And if the pose demanded a certain level of flexibility—a deep twist, say—I would laugh to myself, convinced that I would never acquire the kind of flexibility needed...read more