I read a great line in  the May issue of Yoga Journal yesterday:

“Yoga isn’t about achieving a goal, it’s about learning to skillfully move your body through its appropriate range of motion.”

It’s so true. It can be very frustrating when you are new (or even when you’ve been practicing for years) and your body won’t cooperate to look like the picture perfect pose (or like the person next to you).  And so many people think they can’t “do” yoga because they can’t touch their toes or balance on one foot. But as I tell my students, if you are trying you are doing it.

So next time you are having trouble in a particular asana, think of that qoute above, or think of T-Rex:

(this is from this hilarious site: T-Rex Trying)

 

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