It’s challenging to practise for only 15 minutes when you’re used to 60. Or to avoid all the planks and downward-facing dogs because your wrists are hurting. Or to sit down to meditate knowing in advance that it will feel like a rave. So often we avoid the challenge of experiencing ourselves doing less than we think we should… When this happens, the impossibility of doing what we “should” stops us from doing what we can. A little yoga gives us more than no yoga and by bringing awareness to our mental state, whatever that is, we continue to build on our meditation skills. Furthermore, it’s a great opportunity to practise acceptance and putting the focus on what is possible, as opposed to getting carried away with what isn’t.

Thanks to all my students at Yoga Hub Berlin, who inspire me with their practice.

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