As yogis who are after more than just the physical practice of yoga, we are spiritual seekers. As spiritual seekers, we are open to new ideas, concepts, and most definitely introspection. As introspect-ors, we begin to examine ourselves under a microscope, study ancient texts, and try to make heads or tails out of this mortal coil. As we dive into ancient spiritual texts, we learn that non-judgement, non-violence, suffering, and non-attachment as philosophical principles illuminate what might once have been darkness.
Many new yogis get so caught up in consciously adhering to what’s written, that they create a new kind of tension. Rather than allowing the transformation to happen by meditating, and bringing awareness to our actions, we can quickly get caught up in a cycle of self-judgement for not being “the perfect yogi.” Not to mention any added shifts in energy and selflessness you experience as a yoga teacher, reiki healer or yoga therapist. Continue reading