Flesh, mind and breath of character

Breath of Character

In yoga, we wish to liberate the truth of ourselves so that we can taste our own beauty. The ingredients of an asana practice are flesh, mind, and breath. Your flesh and bones have a basic nature, a genetic and personal history that must be honored. Your mind has a quality different from other minds. The voice in your head is heard by no one else. Your breath has a character.

In your practice this week, take some time to savor the fact that you have what you have, and you can do whatever you can do. Tell yourself as you do poses that your legs have what it takes to support you, your arms and chest can be free and expressive, your breath can be one with the breathing of the planet.

From Daily Insight, YogaJournal.com

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