Have you hit a wall with your yoga practice? Do you ever wonder why you are doing this and wether it’s truly beneficial? Sometimes our motivation to practice is not entirely clear or well understood. You may be experiencing negative feedback in physical or psychological form. This blog highlights a few common traps and offers advice to get back on track
You’re committed, ambitious and competitive. Dedicated to your practice, getting up every morning without fail or taking those 3 classes in a row at the studio. All is well and your friends comment on how much improvement you’ve made until one day you’ve hurt your knee, wrist, lower back and shoulder! Maybe its time to calm things down and reflect on the true motive behind your effort. Dedication and commitment are commendable qualities in anyone assuming it’s not a form of self harm. Ahimsa (non-harming) applies to how we treat ourselves as much as anyone else.
On another level a certain amount of discomfort is to be expected when beginning a new kind of practice or finding your boundaries but we must do so with intelligence, sensitivity and respect for our physical and emotional condition. After all, growth requires getting out of our comfort zone and discovering ways to improve.