Finding Contentment With Your Body and Your Yoga

Inner IDEA: The real purpose of practicing asanas is to learn about ourselves, not to achieve perfection.

For most of us, being content with what we have, who we are, what we do and what we look like is very challenging. We are flooded with images of people who are better-looking, have more wealth or are better at doing something than we are. And it will always be that way. We can’t control how beautiful, successful or talented others are. What we can do is avoid comparison—and practice contentment with who we are. For those of us who study yoga, that includes contentment with our asana practice and with our physical limitations.

Member Only Article

Already a member? Log In
This full article is available only to IDEA Members. Start your 30-day free trial today and get instant access to this full article along with over 6000 others.

Log in with your login (e-mail and password)
Log in with your login (e-mail and password)
View all questions