Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. -Lao Tzu
Making time to practice yoga is important. I think it’s wonderful that I see people doing yoga daily challenges and are inspired to do more! I see so many photos of different asanas and people inspired to look like others in their postures.
Inspiration is wonderful. Be mindful as you approach your practice. Remember that yoga is a practice. Listen to your body. Its common to want to get competitive in your own mind.
Everyone is built differently and someone who looks super awesome and bendy in a backbend may not be for you. Maybe it’s your shoulders, your range, but remember that you may not look exactly the same as someone who could be on the cover of a yoga magazine.
Approach your practice with open loving kindness to yourself. Getting hurt in a pose is not worth it. Pull back when you need to. Breathe in each pose. Experience each pose. Do what’s right for you. It’s a practice. Not just a challenge. Enjoy your practice to its fullest potential. Mostly, I challenge you to love yourself and cultivate contentment as you approach your yoga mat.