Ever heard the expression feel the fear and do it anyway? Whether it’s a fear of a particular yoga posture or a fear of death itself, overcoming your greatest fears is an important part of your yoga journey.
What’s on your list of dislikes? Pineapple on pizza, delayed trains or endless queuing? Would you go so far to say you hate those things? In this article on dveṣha, or aversion, we examine why those things that you resist might be the very things you need to embrace to find true freedom and peace.
What can’t you live without? Whether it’s not knowing when to say no to that last drink, eating one too many cakes, or even being attached to how you think your body should look on the yoga mat, attachment isn’t about giving up the pleasures in life, more about learning how to enjoy them.
Ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you see? Ever criticised yourself for being too fat, too skinny, too tall, too short? Do you congratulate yourself on your long legs, flat stomach or shiny hair?