Sleeping in Savasana

My yoga journey

Yoga is not about being bendy.

on March 12, 2016

I came across the below beautiful poem by Allison Dearling It so much sums up my understanding of yoga and I might print it out and put it in my mat bag to remind me.


Yoga is not about being bendy.

It’s about showing up to your mat consistently, not knowing what is going to happen and being okay with that.

It’s about rehabilitating yourself and not believing the “experts” when they say you are too injured or too old.

It’s about believing that you can do anything, even if it’s the most scary, impossible thing you could ever dream of.

It’s about uncovering who you really are.

It’s about being kind to yourself, so that you can be kind to others.

Yoga is about discovering that most of the crazy thoughts in your head are not true.

It’s about being healthy, without pushing yourself to the limit.

It’s about slowing down to get strong.

It’s about breathing, moving and smiling on the inside.

It’s the hardest thing I have ever done, but it is also the best

One response to “Yoga is not about being bendy.

  1. babycrow says:

    That is just great! Almost a yoga manifesto!


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