Start where you are

Even though I’ve been practicing for more than a decade, I sometimes get lost along the “yoga path”.  It’s at those times that I remember to start from where I am.  It doesn’t really matter what I’ve accomplished before or how I want to see my practice progress.  What’s important is to truly inhabit the “now” and go from there.

Lately I’ve been doing less in my practice instead of more.  I think it has to do with the busyness of my life.  A simple and calm yoga practice balances me more than a really active practice involving lots of poses.  Time to contemplate the breath gives my mind and body some rest.  That’s especially important to me in the lengthening days of Alaskan summer.  

Take time to figure out where you are and where you want to go.  Let your yoga support your goals and your lifestyle.  And don’t forget to breathe!