Lately we keep hearing how hard it is to practice. We hear you. Many of us are at home, by ourselves, with no one holding us accountable. This is tough. We were used to warm and cozy studios, a routine, a community. Our yoga routines have likely changed considerably lately. While it's not easy, it's ok.
It's better than ok, because the practice is still here.
While we navigate loss, fear and a whole plethora of challenges, the practice itself hasn't wavered. It's there for the taking, anytime and anywhere. Let your practice be a source of stability.
Change of any kind is not often graceful or pretty. That is also ok. What matters is that we practice when it's hard just like we do when it's easy.
Practice is often seen as a sacred thing. We want the room to be quiet, our clothes to be nice, the temperature to be just right. That is nice when it happens but it isn't always the case. The important thing is to carry on. Don't wait for it to be perfect, just do it.
Scott & Ida are Yoga Acharyas (Masters of Yoga). They are the head teachers of Ghosh Yoga. This blog is about their experience with yoga practice, study and teaching.
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- Understanding Chair Posture
- Lock the Knee History
- It Doesn't Matter If Your Head Is On Your Knee
- Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
- 5 Reasons To Backbend
- Origins of Standing Bow
- The Traditional Yoga In Bikram's Class
- What About the Women?!
- Through Bishnu's Eyes
- Why Teaching Is Not a Personal Practice