“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” ― T.F. Hodge
I talk a lot about balance in my in person classes, and it's a favorite subject of mine to teach.
Why is that, you might be wondering.
It's because it frustrates people.
I never see more irritated people than in a balance flow.
They're not irritated with me, though. They're irritated with themselves for struggling. And that's why it's a favorite of mine to focus on.
Because I also get annoyed with myself when I struggle, whether that be on the yoga mat, on the side of a
mountain, or in my business.
For our brain, struggle is the same, be it physical or mental. We're going to have the same reaction to it.
And the more we practice moving through struggle, shaky legs, and off kilter postures, the easier it will be for us to move through struggle off the mat.
We have to find balance. The balance between letting go of expectations (perfect warrior III) and accepting what is (tapping your toe down in eagle).
And finding the joy in the process.
Rewiring our brains to remain calm, to laugh, to let go of embarrassment so that we have the space to create the balance we want so much.
So, in today's free class, balance is the key. And if you focus, and have fun, you will leave with more clarity and more confidence.
And if you don't stick the poses perfectly this time? Who cares! Gold star for trying!