sarahmascarah:

Ego feels the need to move beyond skill and ability ignoring safety, knowledge, and understanding forsaking the discipline of yoga to do so. No one should ever hurt themselves in an asana. Yoga is the path of love which means that all decisions are made with the ultimate goal of love in mind. You can’t be choosing love if you are choosing an injurious path. It is not love to ignore sense and advice to do meaningless poses to excite your ego at the expense of your body’s health and your well being. It is attachment to an idea of being that is not aligned with reality (avidya) and truth (satya). Continually succumbing to the egoistic need to push past boundaries is a lack of restraint (Brahmacharya). Yoga is a multi faceted path that has many nuances of which checking yourself before your wreck yourself in asana is only a small part. In other words, if you hurt yourself doing “yoga”, you were never doing yoga. You were letting your desires and ego take you out of healing and aligning with your life purpose and bliss consciousness (samadhi). We all do it, I just hope no one injures themselves in the process. Namaste :) #yoga #meditation #buddhism #ego #asana #yogaeverydamnday #balancethemind #mindfulness #spiritual #spiritjunkie #lightworker #fittips #yogateacher

In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves.

— Thich Nhat Hanh (via psych-facts)
carogetsfit:

Sums up most of my practices.

Risk more than others think is safe
Care more than others think is wise
Dream more than others think is practical
Expect more than others think is possible

head full of doubt/road full of promise

I was prepared, but it still hurt.

— Hiro (via solunars)