When I first got into yoga, I became kind of an addict rather quickly for several reasons. One reason being the mental shift that would occur from simply showing up to class. 10 years later, you’d think I’d be able to drop into some serene place every time I get on the mat. Yet the opposite is true. If I’m in a negative mood when I get on my mat, I have a much harder time moving into a more positive place. Then this frustrates me because how can I do all this damn yoga and not be able to chill the ef out? The yoga “tool” isn’t working anymore! What the hell did I sign up for?? 🤬 .
The reality is that with this train of thought I’m missing the point. The point is to keep coming to the mat and keep practicing and know this will also change because nothing is permanent in this world. Our moods, our bodies, and the things that affect them for better and worse — all impermanent. .
So yeah, I’ll keep getting on my damn mat doing my best to remember that showing up in the first place is, in fact, the point. 🙏🏼🧘🏻♀️💖