Detachment is not indifference. It is the prerequisite for effective involvement. Often what we think is best for others is distorted by our attachments to our opinions. We want others to be happy in the way we think they should be happy. It is only when we want nothing for ourselves that we are able to see clearly into others needs and understand how to serve them. – Mahatma Gandhi
Yoga isn’t about doing the most difficult poses or being the most flexible person around. It’s about learning how to slow down enough to be present in our own bodies. Slowing down is the prep for seeing with clarity. Seeing with clarity is the only space from which pure love can grow.
Doing progressively difficult poses and purposefully building flexibility, strength and balance allows us to slowly learn to focus while also learning self-love.
All of the challenges and all the rewards of yoga come to us as we move down the path toward growing our capacity to love purely.