Regardless of how we feel today - good, bad, energetic, lethargic, strong or weak - the most important element of our yoga practice is persistence; that we come back tomorrow.
Yoga is not an accomplishment. It is not something to pursue until we can touch our toes, stand on our hands or put our feet behind our heads, only to quit once we have achieved our goal.
It is just like eating well. You wouldn't eat the perfect meal and then say "Okay, I've eaten the perfect meal. That's all I need! I don't need to think about eating anymore."
Yoga is like eating. It is most valuable when done well over the course of years and decades. It doesn't do us much good to practice really hard for a month and then quit.
Whether your day today is great or shitty, whether your body feels amazing or tight, practice today and practice again tomorrow.
This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
1) Sridaiva Yoga: Good Intention But Imbalanced
2) Understanding Chair Posture
2) Why I Don't Use Sanskrit or Say Namaste
3) The Meaningless Drudgery of Physical Yoga
5) Beyond Bikram: Why This Is a Great Time For Ghosh Yoga