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Show up. Do the best you can

When we start to have a consistent practice, itโ€™s easy to slip into a habit of comparing one practice to another.

Some days we feel strong and capable. Other days we feel stagnant and can make through it.

Last week you were totally crushing Bakasana and have your record hold. This week you can barely get your knees up your arms.

๐™’๐™๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™โ€™๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎโ€™๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™—๐™š ๐™–๐™จ โ€œ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ค๐™™โ€ ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ ?

How we sleep, what we eat, our stress level, the weather, our daily drama in life. All these variables affects how we feel during our practice.

Maybe you didnโ€™t sleep enough or had a stressful work day and your capacity is lower. That is ok. Maybe you canโ€™t get your Bakasana today because your arms and legs are TIRED AND SORE from your last weekโ€™s hard work!

What matters is you show up and be on your mat. It may mean you are taking a more gentle practice today (Reclining Crow anyone?) and thatโ€™s ok. If that is your FULL effort for today, letโ€™s be it.

And that is not only yoga. Our relationships, work, passions go through different phases. On days that things feel a bit stagnant or stale, it doesnโ€™t mean there is something wrong. Itโ€™s pointless to spend time nick-picking on whatโ€™s going wrong or comparing one day from another.

๐™๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎโ€™๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎโ€™๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ .

What matters is you aim for your 100% ๐™๐™Š๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™”.

That you are not making excuses of not showing up.

And you are doing the best you can for the day.

My last suggestions is to reconnect to the the heart

of our practice, which is to acknowledge our feelings when things are hard, and to make peace that there are ebbs and flows in life, and continue to show up to do the work with compassion.

๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜‚๐—ฝ. ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป. ๐—”๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด, ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.

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