Just a couple of months ago, I wrote in Getting to Know Yourself that asanas play the only role in my practice. But after reading Iyengar’s Light on Life, I started to gain a better understanding about the other limbs of yoga.
As I explore my yin practice further, I noticed how setting intentions and focusing on these intentions helped me act more kindly and compassionately towards others. Sure, I can still be quick-tempered and impatient. However, I noticed how more mindful I am about these negative emotions and how my practice allows me to just observe them without attachment, without judgment. As a result, I noticed how easily I can let go of these negative emotions.
For this month’s practice, I set my intention to kindness.