Now nursing my sore muscles with layers of tiger balm, I start to reflect on what I've really absorbed in my yin journey.
Yes. These two words may be foreign to most Iyengar or Ashtanga based yogis. Yet each of us human beings have different length, torsion and rotation in bone structure. In so, our practices are impossible to be identical due to these very differences within us. Since young in dancing, I wished to have better rotation in the hip sockets and higher arches in my feet-waiting, wishing and wanting. In the end, what really happened was me wasting time wanting to be someone else.
Being more or less a full-time yogini now, my physical performance no longer determines my hiring ability. I can relax and really enjoy movement on the yoga mat. What truly brings me happiness in my practice is the exploration of my physical body and mental strength. The million other ways to customize a posture to fit my own body and no one else. Be smarter than your physical limitations. Simple as that. Explore the million other possibilities of putting our bodies into a posture, rather than that one ideology.
If we can't be who we are on the yoga mat, I'm not sure where else can we truly exist.
Love & light,