I threaten to quit yoga every day. My plan is to put all this exercise equipment on Craigslist, buy a Rascal Scooter, and ride around Walmart eating a donut. “Today is the day” I will say to Briel who snapped this Zoom image of me using a foam roller on my “bad leg”. (I don't really have a "good leg".)
Yet, I keep going. I keep going because yoga has been so beneficial to me. Beneficial from a physical perspective, and more importantly, beneficial from a mental perspective.
Yoga is a mixture of strength and ease. Sthira and Sukha in Sanskrit. It’s facing challenge and then going a bit more. It’s down regulating, and breathing, and letting it all go. Discomfort versus comfort. In between is … life.
I am still going to eat that donut though.