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, we must embody its essence.
For many, the thought of going to a yoga mat reminds them of what they find to be imperfect about themselves. I was one such person. Then I came across the above quote by Aadil Palkhivala and found curiosity about how to progress in the world through the movements of my being. This curiosity led me to the mat and over time inspired a change in mindset that led to a more authentic way of living in the world.
The next time you consider registering for a yoga class and hesitate, tangled in the thoughts and feelings of your life, think of this quote and ask: What is it about this quote that arouses curiosity and inspires me?
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