Do you see that shadow? Or is it a reflection? That reflection, the journey inward, to see my true self is really what brings me to my mat. Yoga is a practice. It’s not meant to be perfected. It’s not meant to begin or end. It’s meant to be with us, to be a mirror, to show us what’s really going on and heighten our awareness both internally and externally.
Each time I step on my mat isn’t pretty. It isn’t always fluid. It doesn’t always feel good.
Sometimes I don’t like what I see, feel, and discover. But it’s real. It’s raw. It’s transformative.
I’m not talking about the superficial practice of yoga poses without any mind body connection or attention to what you are doing. I love working out but that’s all yoga postures are when done without the true heart mind connection.
My invitation or should I say challenge to you is to take the leap … to allow the practice to really be transformative. That means come in and take advantage of all of those opportunities to look inward and really understand the workings of your mind. As you learn to quiet the mind, you can connect with truth that’s in your heart. That’s the real transformation.
I hope to see you on the mat looking at your own reflection.