‘Practice and all is coming’ – Sri Pattabhi Jois

‘Practice and all is coming’ – the famous saying from Pattabhi Jois is scribbled on the notice board at my yoga studio.

True, true words. Okay, so he did dedicate his entire life to yoga, which does help, but still true words!

I can’t say that I religiously practice my yoga, but I do have some sort of practice going on. And I’m okay with that. I’m okay with the fact that my progress in Ashtanga is super-slow and that I can’t ever imagine being able to lift myself up into a headstand or back-bend.I’m okay with the fact that some days I just can’t make it to the studio, or even onto my mat at home. I’m okay with some days being good and some days a train-wreck. I’m okay with the occasional retarded chicken practice. I’m okay with being the eternal beginner.

You know why?

Because it is MY practice. I get out of it what I want to and it all belongs to me. That’s the beauty of Ashtanga – once you know the sequence of postures and the basics, you make it your own, whatever that may be.

It’s mine and I love it.

(I had a longer blog post written and all ready to go when my internet failed me and I lost it all, so you got the summarised version now…)

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