Letting go of the ego
How often have you been to a yoga class and spent the whole hour comparing yourself to your yoga mat neighbour? You end the practice swearing you'll position yourself next to someone else next week. Why lie to yourself? We've all done this.
Those sessions where you challenge yourself and keep pushing because you should be able to look amazing in that posture - she's doing it or he's doing it! Let's forget all of that. It took me years to learn to leave my ego at the door. We can ruin our mindful practice, strain our muscles and even cause some serious damage just by welcoming the ego onto our mats.
I understand now that each practice is my personal practice and that we're all at different stages in our experience and existence in terms of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. It's important that we avoid comparing ourselves to our peers, as our own emotional blockages and wounds will vary. We all need to work on these at our own pace and your practice should be about you and not your neighbour.
Let go and enjoy your mindful session. Happy practising!
Love and light x