As a yoga teacher and student I fully believe in moving with ease, working within the limits of my body and respecting my energy levels when I step onto my mat. But lately I have realised that my mind is lazier than my body. I can very skillfully convince myself that I should be doing less when in truth I actually need to do more. There are days when a calmer yin or restorative practice is better or even essential. But sometimes I can get stuck in my comfort zone all the the name of ease. Ease comes from moving carefully and with an open mind. It is not about taking it so easy on yourself that you never explore something new or take something to a more physically challenging level. Equally it does not extend to avoiding entire categories of poses because it is easier to veer away from them than actually put in the work. We live in a culture of instant gratification. Yoga was never supposed to be a quick fix. It is called a practice for a reason. It takes time and dedication. Moving with ease is important but indulging your lazy mind is not so great. I am off to amp up my inversion practice. Everyone needs a kick up the asana every once in a while.
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