“It takes time for a fruit to mature and acquire sweetness and become eatable; time is a prime factor for most good fortunes.” Atharva Veda
Often, we rush our Yoga practice. Trying to fit it into our busy schedule. Trying to fit as many postures into our session as we can. Do we feel relaxed when we do this? Do we feel that we have accomplished our goal?
Perhaps slow down a little.
Often, we want to try a difficult Asana, without fully grounding ourselves. Without having done the necessary warm up or progressive postures.
If we slowed down a little, we would find the posture a little easier.
Begin your practice with some deep Pranayama (breaths). Slow your mind. Slow your heart. Slow your soul.
Before you move into a posture, ground yourself. Breathe into the body; through the body. Visualise yourself in the posture. Then, and only then, move into the Asana.
Breathe through the Asana and feel it in every part of your body. Scan through each bone, muscle and organ. Note how it feels to the very core of your being.
Patience my sweet Yogi.