Thanks for all the support that poured in yesterday. It was amazing and a little overwhelming to receive such great energy, thoughts, encouragement, and solidarity.
It’s, funny I get emails pretty regularly from yoga students that I have “taught” years ago….I’m talking like Sporting Club years ago. Students that are facing the same doubt in practice. Students who have dropped practice because life threw them the curve ball of loss or love, travel or stuckness. These students ask me for advice. They tell me that they have been reading my blogs/following me for years and know that I know the struggle. If I can say one thing about being a yoga teacher that I am proud of it is that I STRUGGLE and share the struggle for all to see.
So here we are in the struggle together as aspiring yogis. It takes great strength and courage to continue or pick up your practice when you feel like #$%@. To practice as you are right now…tired, grumpy, lonely, chubby, sad or depressed. It is too easy to put it aside until you feel better, stronger. It is too easy to put yoga personalities way above you and wait until you are worthy of that. I say, get on your mat! feel how you feel and let the practice heal you. Use yoga as medicine. My philosophy teacher says, that yoga is not a sugar-coated pill but a bitter coated sugar.