Edge

In yoga, we talk about “staying at your edge.”  Yoga is not a competitive sport.  We are not trying to win or to go faster.  Our body is unique and different every day, so the best approach is to remain consistently mindful and compassionate towards ourselves and others.  We work to open ourselves up with the breath and we wait for the body to invite us in.  We resist the urge to be greedy about progress.  Instead we find our edge – that place where stability and possibility hang in the balance – and we work there.  In this way, we practice being non-reactive in uncomfortable situations.  By working at our edge, we can cultivate a portable sense of ease as we journey through life, no matter how our circumstances change.  By going to the edge, we can be playful and gently curious about our future capabilities.

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