Having practiced yoga for 20 years and having been a teacher for half of that time, it’s my opinion that the spectrum of flexibility and strength that results from yoga practice offers a massive chance for conscious growth.
As a confession, I’m someone who has long turned—quite unconsciously—to flexibility as a way to slip around things that really demanded more strength, i.e., staying power and presence in the midst of the pressures of uncertainty and temporary rejection.
Because I was so malleable, I just kept getting ignored. In fact, I was ignoring myself in lieu of avoiding social discomfort—rejecting myself before possibly getting rejected.
A textbook case of insecurity and codependence, this behavior is not only tiring and painful, but also boring!