Take this … the journey is long.

Take this … the journey is long.

There are so many things I wish I knew when I started the journey inward.

So, I wanted to take a moment to jot down a few things I would have told day-one-me as I started the Yoga path. These are not based solely on my experience, but also drawn from the classics and the teachers of yore.  This is by no means a codex or a guide, just some basic concepts that keep coming up for me and others I journey with. Each one deserves its own explanation, but I want to keep this concise. 


Its not that serious, it is just possibly the most important thing you can explore

Less is more until more is more

You are always, most likely, trying too hard

Steadiness & Ease – if you are not experiencing those at any moment, pull back or learn why.

Reach gently into discomfort, but never into pain

Breathe – pranayama is more important than poses

Find a teacher that knows more than they teach

Find a teacher that teaches pranayama

When you think you have it, you don’t

Experience is more important than understanding

There is no stretching in Yoga

Physical poses are less than 1/8th of Yoga

Respect its origins and those that gave it to us as a gift

Remember

You are not your body; you are not your thoughts; you are not your trauma; you are not your past; your are not a mistake; you are not forgotten; you are not alone; You Are.

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