The SHOULD idea

“In order to achieve a state of yoga, one must develop both practice and detachment.” – Yoga Sutra 1.12

I have been practicing yoga since 1999 but I have not always had a home practice.  In fact, it took me a really long time to cultivate a home practice.  And the only person that was in the way was me.  There were all kinds of excuses usually having to do with time.  But they were just that, excuses.  They came from, what I call “the SHOULD idea.”  The SHOULD idea is when you think you should do something or should be someone. Somewhere on my yoga journey I became attached to someone else’s practice (my teacher’s, my teacher’s teacher).  And when I couldn’t make it look exactly like their practice, I gave up. When I finally realized that it was MY practice, I was able to let go of my attachment to what a home practice SHOULD look like, and it became mine.

One of the things I hear most from yoga practitioners is that they really want a home practice.  All it takes is a letting go, so that the space of freedom and inspiration can enter.  And then it becomes yours.

Join me on this journey of creating and discovering your personal home yoga practice.

It’s happening at Downtown Yoga every Thursday evening in July, 7:30-9:00 PM.  It starts July 3rd!

Thank you for listening, for reading, for being you!

With Love, Light, and Soulfulness

Shauna Lay