Endless Curiosity Is Your Power
We all have a little voice inside of us that is broadcasting worries, anxieties, doubts, comparison, and all sorts of mental suffering. While this voice, for most people, is a life long companion, it's possible to quiet it through awareness and acts of kindness. By catching ourselves in thoughts and acts of pride, arrogance, judgement and criticism, we can reverse some of those behaviors and replace them with kindness, gentleness, compassion, and enthusiasm, and then not only be happier ourselves, but spread happiness as well.
In yoga, there is a misconception that the harder an asana or pose is to perform, the more benefit it provides. This naturally makes us strive to get past the ‘easier yoga’ asanas in favor of difficult ones. This is where our sense of “I" start to infiltrate our practice. However, a inquisitive and curious approach keeps us safe and connected to our bodies. Some bodies simply are not made for certain shapes due to bone structure or because they are tight by nature. When we let the sense of “I" take over we ignore the messages our bodies give us, we can run into trouble.
If yoga is practiced only as it was intended (a journey to the self), then it is a practice that can never truly be mastered. Instead, when we embrace our practice with curiosity and humility, we open ourselves to insights that help us to discover an endless journey that extends beyond the self.