I love how yoga is a metaphor for everything in life. For instance: they say that whatever you give your attention to will grow. In yoga: whichever posture you practise, you'll get better at. In life: whether it's your mental dragons or goals and ambitions; whichever you think is "true" will become reality. .
But there's a catch to this. Because not giving something attention only works if you're really at peace with it down to the deepest level of your darkest mind. Because as long as something is slumbering in the background, it's still there. It's still getting unconscious attention - like those apps on your phone running in the background draining your battery. And thus, it's still growing. But as a shadow in the dark.
In yoga: when you stop practising a specific posture just because you don't like it or because you think it's too difficult, will not get it from your mind. Some part of the unconscious you will still be thinking of that posture you didn't master. Like this #EkaPadaGalavasana for me. My hips aren't too enthousiastic about it, so I thought I'd forgotten about it. But it kept coming back to me. In challanges. In classes. In my own practice. So I decided to master it after all. Getting it out of the dark and into the light. Stopping it's shadow from growing but in stead growing the posture itself. .
It takes a brave person to do something like this in real life. Getting a dark shadowy thing out of your unconscious mind and into the full light. But usually, the result is a stronger and even more beautiful you. It's definitely worth to consider it...