Nothing is more of a drag than poor health or annoying injuries so at the very least remember that all that you learn on your mat will help you learn how to walk, run, dance, swim, hike, think, breathe the right way.
Remember that while strength and speed have their place, dexterity, coordination, agility, focus, efficiency and range of motion are just some of the other tools that are required for optimal movement. Because yoga is so all-inclusive, yoga fills in the gaps of your training, speeds recovery and ensures that you don't have any weak links in your musculo-skeletal system.
It's play for adults, who never get to stand on one foot and pretend they're a tree. It lets you try new things without fear. It's a chance to meet like-minded people and learn something new. It teaches you about yourself..more »
As humans it's our nature to want our dreamy aspirations to fulfill high expectations quickly and easily, otherwise there's no incentive to do it.
Our appetite is ravenous and therefore we tend to bite off more than we can chew and our gluttenous 'want it all and want it now' attitude often backfires because those huge dreams suddenly seem overwhelming, intimidating and impossible.
By the inch, success is a cinch. By the yard, it's hard. My yoga practice constantly reminds me about patience and persistence. The real meaning and magic happens when you give life to your resolution, when you are genuine with your choice, when you decide on the course of action, and apply determination and dedication on an ongoing basis.more »