finding our humanity within yoga
In the 1950s, a woman’s role was made to take care of the affairs of the household, while the man went to work. Today, there is a lot of pressure put on a woman to still maintain that 1950’s persona, but now while also having a career. Society has taught women that they need to be 100% present in every aspect of her life.
A woman cannot possibly keep up with our fast-paced world without finding out that she lacks in a particular area.
The key to trying to keep up with perfection is to simply stop.
As women, we do the best we can, and our best should be sufficient. It is important to remember that although it is a great theory to try and obtain perfection, striving for it will undoubtedly leave you with a feeling of not being good enough. Too much pressure to be flawless creates an unsustainable image. Social media loves to disguise our flaws by using makeup and retouches to fix any blemish that makes us the way we are.
In Yoga, however, there is no such thing as perfection. It is a journey back to yourself and finding your inner light. Perfection creates rigidity and causes us to stress out even more. You cannot accept yourself for who you are right now if you are pressured to be something more or less. Trying your best will leave you with a positive mindset while striving for perfection will leave you feeling like nothing is ever quite good enough.
Yoga allows your body and mind to move in ways that create positive energy towards yourself and others. Yoga helps you take care of yourself. It allows you to really get to know your body and become one with your thoughts.
Create positive thoughts as you move through your yoga practice. Instead of thinking about what your body cannot do, think about what it can do.
Grab your yoga mat and light some candles.
Now that you know you don’t have to be perfect, you can relax and enjoy the practice to come.