State of Expansion
I don't always feel super comfortable walking into a yoga room and getting onto my mat. I have that inner dialogue that keeps me small, poking holes into any good feeling I could have while I move. But that's just ego. My little inner demon rearing it's ugly head. When I can manage it, I am thankful to the blockages that arise on my mat. It's a choice not to let ego keep me small, and one that I bump up against often. There are plenty of things that can't be done just yet, and that's ok. Instead, I try to focus on being in a state of expansion. I keep in my mind that I am like a sponge ready to soak up all the goodness my teachers have to offer, instead of focusing on what I cannot do. The practice will come, and that state of mind feels good. It's my yoga. It's why I feel the fear, step onto my mat, and move.