Go easy on yourself. It might be the best way to run faster, find more power on the bike, climb with ease, and pull off unimaginable feats of strength and endurance. It might be the best way for you to do everything there is.
This doesn’t mean go lazy, go floppy, or don’t go at all. It means go! Go without the idea that hard things can only achieved by force and struggle. Drop that idea off at corner!
Go with the idea that you have a choice in how you accomplish everything you accomplish. You can work to gain things in your life by force. You can also work to gain things in your life by ease. Chances are, you’re going to like ease better. With ease, chances are you’re going to like you better.
How??? Avoid smashing headlong against problems and challenges in your life.
When you smash against things, things break. You might knock down a few walls this way, but you’ll knock yourself down, too. Relax your mind to relax your body, and move easy through “impossible.” Get comfortable all around challenges. Get comfortable all around you.
When you know your way around you, you’re going to knock your own socks off. You’re going to have loads of fun seeing things that are supposed to be “hard” just happen for you. No force, no struggle, just doing it. Just doing you.
Try applying this to your yoga. Try applying it to your runs and races, your cycling and rowing, your skiing, your climbing. See what happens, and let me know how it goes.
About Strala Yoga Training
Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine, to help people release stress, move easily through challenge, and live radiantly inspiring lives.
It begins with a mindset, that says our best way to get where we’re going is to feel good along the way. It also works miracles for whole health, helping us to find ease in our bodies and minds, and create the right conditions both for healing and optimal performance.
In our Strala Training Courses, you learn to shape your destiny on every level that counts, from your psychology, chemistry and neurology, to your chromosomes and even gene expression. The unique set of skills you develop – for connecting with yourself and others, unblocking your energy, healing what needs healing and accomplishing challenge with ease – uncovers your ability to create the life you want, and be an inspiring leader to the people around you.
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