“Yoga isn’t just about showing up on the mat. It’s about showing up in your life, in your day; it’s about opening your heart while standing firm and strong and believing in yourself.”
Standing firm in what you believe in... opening your heart. Two concepts that can be burdensome for many. I'm finding it a lot easier to find belief and open-up while practicing asana on the mat. For others, it's the other way around.
Away from the mat ... boy, that's tough for me. On your mat, your dealing with your own shit, independently and you are cultivating awareness from within. When you transition, away from that, relating that consciousness to day-to-day happenings and relationships is the true test and when the yoga - the union - really begins.
If I'm doing it, I'll be talking about it. Yoga chatter & more.