Why do we want to do these crazy poses you ask? I have no desire to do armbalances and inversions you say. I am not flexible, those poses are for someone that has a strong practice right? WRONG! Why go out of our comfort zone and put ourselves in poses where we feel that we lose our sense of control? Why play the edge fully in our yoga practice?
Thats exactly it yogis; Yoga teaches us how to live skillfully off the mat. Now not for nothing but it is pretty easy to be peaceful when we are on the mat in our favorite yoga studio with our cherished yogi friends. But how do we take this off the mat to our families, our coworkers and our button pushing friends? How do we let go of control; how do we trust, how do we open to Grace? These poses allow us to see ourselves more clearly and observe what we do in a stressful situation that is out of our comfort zone. Playing the edge teaches us how to respond appropriately on and off the mat. [Read more…]