The first time you walked through the doors of a yoga studio even though your heart was pounding and you kep wondering, "Can I really do this"? The first time you did downward facing dog and your arms were shaking but you found the strength somewhere inside to push your hands down and lift your hips high.
Suddenly you were doing this, this seemingly impossible thing you'd avoided for so long. The one you've been delaying, until now, because for whatever reason you were ready.
And you know what.....it's not about the perfect downward facing dog. It's not about being able to master your breath or seated meditation. It's not about being perfectly balanced in your body or your life.
It's about that breath that you felt fully present for. That span of ten seconds when you weren't worrying (about the kids, the job, the state of the world, the next meal, or all the things to do). It's about the peace that enters as you exhale your breath out. It's about the power of being able to choose to think and to move with reverance and love.
It's about allowing yourself to release the heavy weight you've been carrying on your shoulders. It about the freedom that comes and that feeling of aliveness that washes over you.
That, my friend, is the real power of yoga and you.