Looking for, identifying and embracing struggle can cultivate determination. Determination without ego can provide the fuel to go on when faced with challenge. This opportunity directs us to look at inward at ourselves to face the obstacle within. Only when we can see and own what is within can we then fuse it with the fuel of determination to make a shift. Change our trajectory. Often it takes practice to ultimately see with our observer-self instead of our critic. Asana can provide a clear way to see the change that comes to the physical body through challenge and determination. We get a little more flexible and strong in our muscles. In the mind it is not as easy. It’s easier to shrink, accept carrying someone else’s or our own toxic beliefs. Practicing looking within and self-study burns off the layers of an outdated version of our Self. Heartcore practice leads to expanding with the quality of Life and relationship rather than focus on gritting your teeth through another few seconds in a difficult asana or difficult challenge in life.
How do you observe challenge, your Self? How do you practice expanding?
Tapas . To heat, catharsis, self discipline
. Set a timer to let you know when time is finished.