“The posture is steady and comfortable.”

Stira Sukam Asanam — “The posture is steady and comfortable.”

I keep coming back to this yoga sutra, Stira Sukam Asanam, because I experience anything BUT steadiness and comfort in most yoga spaces...

When we enter a yoga space, our mind is racing, our bodies are antsy, and we typically have high expectations for ourselves and our teacher. We try to perfectly assimilate every bone and muscle to align how the teacher commands, regardless of how we feel or our body type.

We try to get a workout and therapy in the one hour yoga session, but we don’t *really* wanna do the work of resolving our problems and seeing our shadows, we just kinda "need" to escape from our problems for a little bit. Then, we leave the class, and we're rushed assholes again as soon as we step in our car to drive home...

amiright?

And herein lies the opportunity: what does steadiness and ease *feel* like to you?

How do we get there, fully? I’m talking body, mind, and soul, friends. I’m talking on the mat and off the mat, too.

This is the practice.

These questions, if deeply considered and embodied, will take you into a rabbit hole of fascination with your yoga practice, and as they say, “the only way out, is through.”

If you look at your yoga practice (and your mental state, while you’re practicing) with this lens: "where am I steady? where am I easeful?"

What do you discover?

If you look at your life, your relationships, your job, with this lens: "where am I steady? where am I easeful?"

What do you discover?