It's all about what you can uncover in your practice. Whether it's a set sequence or flow, find what you need, take it, process it and share that energy with those around you. It's all good.
When I practice, I'm a philosopher. When I teach, I'm a scientist. When I demonstrate, I am an artist. BKS Iyengar
And he's SUPER into alignment.
Every great yogi knows how important it is to keep the body in line so that you can progress. It's important to find the room to explore, answer the deep questions within a hold, a breath and find the freedom to explore your VISION of a pose. Not every pose was made to look the same. Not every body is the same.
On June 9th back in 1973, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown - The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. He was the first horse since 1948 to win the 1.5 mile race...and in 2 minutes 24 seconds...a dirt track record for that distance. He raced 6 more times and won 4 and when he died in 1989, it was revealed that his heart was 2x bigger than the average horse. This might have made him race harder but really, if that doesn't reveal true, deep, heavy love for something, I don't know what does. He brought people and crowds together in celebration.
Even ESPN rated him Number 35 in the top 50 athletes of North America. He was the only non human to make the list. In achievement, this little horse brought people together in achievement and love.
Celebrating electricity and Ben Franklin on June 5, 1752, the first climb of Mt. McKinley June 7, 1913, the first roller coaster opening June 5, 1884, The first hot air balloon launch June 5th 1783, Secretariat and you...whether you are practicing yoga for the first time or 108th time, the reach is infinite in possibility. It all starts here.
Stay present in mind and limitless in heart and use history as fuel to inform you in your practice.
You were given this body.
You found this place to practice.
You have the opportunity now.
and succeed in all that you do, on and off the mat.
Whether it's yoga in the traditional sense or yoga in your day to day, tap into the moment and celebrate the offering it has for you to be the best person you can be.
Here's my hand, grab it and come climb, race, breathe and rise up with me.
The view is awesome,