It’s practice, not perfect.
I believe in making yoga asana open and accessible for every practitioner. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a foundational yoga text dating from apx. 400 C.E., speaks of finding both strength (sthira) and ease (sukham) in each posture. The ideal expression of each asana depends entirely on the body expressing it.
The process of yoga is slowing down and listening to our best teacher, our inner voice, and respecting our abilities and limitations which can even change day to day. The best yogis are those who build and maintain a regular practice and treat themselves, others, and the planet with love and respect.
I truly believe that yoga is a lived practice that can be brought into any space to help manage the stress of modern life that can otherwise build up in the body and cause long-term harm. I work to adapt yoga to the home and workplace so that body awareness and mindfulness can be maintained “off the mat” and outside the yoga studio.