“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” — Aadil Palkhivala - It does not matter how deep we get into a posture, how flexible or how strong we are, what does matter is what we are learning and who we are while we are there! - Practicing yoga is all about putting yourself in an uncomfortable position, and changing how you respond to discomfort, not only on the mat but in life in general! Can we sit in a position like this where we feel completely uncomfortable, and can that just be ok for a little bit? Can we make peace with that discomfort and surrender to the process? If our foot falls asleep, can we decide that's ok, maybe it needs a little nap and we will be ok with our foot asleep for a few moments? - In this way of training ourselves to surrender to the discomfort and to be ok with it, we are training ourselves to be ok with other discomfort in our every day lives! Maybe you feel uncomfortable being in large crowds, but when you practice yoga you become ok with the discomfort in the practice, which then allows you to take that peace you've made with the discomfort on your mat and transfer it to being ok with the discomfort of large crowds! Yoga just has this way of fundamentally changing who we are at our inner core to make us rise up to who we are supposed to be! Yoga will absolutely change your life if you let it! Trust me when I say you'll never regret practicing yoga, even on the days when it's a struggle to get on the mat!