Most every day my teacher Tony Sanchez posts something about yoga to his Facebook page. Every now and again he writes something that really resonates with me. Yesterday was one of those days. His post is below. I love the encouragement that self-confidence, like everything else, can be practiced and developed. I also love the reminders to stay humble and true: "Practice for understanding and not for power over others." His complete post is below.
"GUIDED YOGA PRACTICE
Empower your practice with faith in yourself and in yoga.
Don't expect progress when doubting yourself.
Personal doubts are apt to backfire and set you back.
Indifference and lethargy grows out of lack of confidence.
Work on self-confidence for best results.
In the beginning of yoga practice bad days are common.
Persist and good days will shine forth.
Practice for understanding and not for power over others.
Be effective, not vain."
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