In our advice column, called Wolf Wisdom, Wolf Terry, a Bhakti Yoga teacher and writer in Denver, Colorado, answers your pressing questions about practicing asana, meditation, mantra, and more. In this post, she covers the tendency to turn your yoga practice into a performance.
As a former dancer, I enjoy the aspect of yoga that lets me tap into my flexibility, as well as the fluidity of a good flow. But it’s difficult to turn off my dancer brain, which wants me to push myself to be bigger and bolder and make my actions pretty rather than intentional. How can I incorporate the positive elements of my training (strong core, flexibility, etc.) without subconsciously turning my time on the mat into a performance?
Sincerely :: No One Puts Baby in Savasana
I struggled with taking the performance aspect out of my practice for…