When I first started yoga, I used to giggle whenever the instructor showed us advanced balancing and inversion poses. I thought to myself, “I could never do that, they are crazy!” Well, after dibble dabbling in yoga for around 7 years now, I have finally found the strength from within.
It wasn’t until I was able to let go of my EGO that I was able to really connect with my yoga practice. Once I stopped comparing myself to the person next to me and stopped pushing myself into poses that weren’t right for my body, my yoga practice started to improve drastically. Now I proudly use blocks, straps and blankets to support poses that are right for my body. I still work hard, I still sweat and I get an even better stretch.
This concept of “letting go of your ego” has allowed me to be kinder to myself both on and off the mat. It also allows be to be kinder to others. I feel much stronger and much more comfortable with who I am because that I am doing what is right for my body.