“Do what scares you”. That’s what they say, right? A lot of people have reservations about yoga. They fear that they can’t do it because they’re not flexible enough, not strong enough, to active. They fear that to be a yogi you must be a kale-loving-hemp-seed-eating-hippie. And even those who can get over these initial fears, start to form new fears during practice. They are scared to try a new arm balance, they are scared they will topple over in headstand and crush the person next to them. They are scared to challenge themselves and get out of their comfort-zone.
Then we have the opposite side of things. Those who don’t allow their fears to come out during yoga. They keep everything bottled up and when given the chance to truly have a release during their practice, they fear that their fear will be to much to handle. They fear opening up and letting their emotions show and be present. They fear that once they do, they won’t be able to stop. They won’t be able to control the emotion, the pain, the reality.
But that is what yoga is for. Not only can it be a killer work-out, a peaceful stretch, a mindful meditation. It is also there for you to overcome fear. Your practice call you to the mat, to let go off all the misconceptions you hold about the art itself. When you do that, it also allows you to dig into you own fears. To explore that emotion, to connect with you heart and find out what truly lies underneath.Read More