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Balance through Svadyaya

Energy from a strong foundation allows us to find axial extension, the lengthening and strengthening of the front and back lines of the body. Find your center of gravity, be fluid in your stability, improving coordination to find balance. Balance in our asana practice and balance in our inner self.

Letting go of the idea of perfection, one of yoga's greatest paradoxes. The harder you try to be perfect the more you struggle internally and the more unsteady your balance will become.

Balance: yin/yang, will/surrender, strength/flexibility

It is virtually impossible to balance externally without first balancing within.

Svadyaya (self-study) is the ability to see our true divine nature through contemplation and meditation. There are endless opportunities to learn about ourselves, our flaws and weaknesses give us the opportunity to grow and our mistakes allowing us to learn. Seeing who we are in the moment and seeing beyond our current state connects us to our bodies and maybe our higher self.

Balance in your practice Practicing/learning self compassion and not clinging to the idea of achieving perfection. The perfect posture, the perfect life, the perfect marriage, the perfect idea, the perfect you.

The difference between what is and what we desire is one of the greatest lessons that balance postures can teach us.

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self - The Bhagavad Gita

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