There’s a beautiful balance that I learned from Yoga which is instantly applicable to life: tenacity and relaxation.
In essence, Yoga works like this: You start to control your breathing, you move into your pose and gently hold it, and you repeat a mantra in your mind to stay focused.
This creates a very relaxed way of being, and at the same time, stamina, tenacity, and grit.
You might have noticed in your own Yoga practice that a conscious breath and a mantra can help you hold a pose much longer than if you do your “normal” breathing or let your mind slowly slip into negativity when things get a bit more difficult.
You develop a knowing that your body is always giving you feedback, and how to adjust your stance, if needed.
And you learn that your conscious focus and your willingness to keep up will help you to relax even when there’s tension or pain.
You take a stance, you breathe, you stay focused, and you choose a conscious, relaxed tenacity.
Life imitating Yoga.
Yoga imitating life.
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