I spent the last day of November closing my yoga journey with a Candlelight Yin Yoga with Leigh at HOM. She spoke about autumn, how the leaves on trees turn brown and fall back to Earth after the harvest.
If the trees know how to let go of the decayed leaves, why do we as humans hold on to thoughts and things that no longer do us good?’.
The practice had a lot of emphasis on being comfortable instead of pressing yourself to reach the maximum.
To focus on the present. Keep a mindful note of the thoughts – whether they distract us from being present. Yes? Let them go.
Comparison kills. Just because your neighbor on the other mat is doing it doesn’t mean you need to follow suit. Your body and that moment belong to you.
Doing more doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going deeper into the pose. Do what makes you feel good – have an honest practice.