Sunday, August 15, 2010

Concentrate On Your Own Capabilities

Don't worry about doing yoga wrong.  First of all, keep in mind that yoga is non-competitive.  Most of the time everyone in the class will close their eyes, and even when they're open,  the focus is inwards.  Secondly, yoga's motto is, "To the best of your ability".  Trained instructors will guide you with clear instruction, kind encouragement, and gentle adjustments to your posture.

If yoga were based on how well you can twist yourself up or perform headstands, then acrobats in the circus would be the best yogis!  But that is not true, and why not?  Because yoga goes much deeper than this.  Yoga accepts your body the way it is, and works with it from there.  And because it is holistic, yoga affects us positively on every level, from mind, to body, to spirit.

Source from K.I.S.S. Guide to Yoga by Shakta Kaur Khalsa