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Yoga Basics News  •  No.160  •  September 03, 2014  



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From the Founder

I have found that the progress in yoga is not a steady, continuous path of improvement in flexibility, strength, or ability. There are peaks, plateaus, and dips along the way, which can be frustrating and discouraging, especially to new students. Many beginning students excessively strive to “get there,” while others quickly identify the poses that they dislike and avoid them at all cost. These reactions show us how easy it is to become discontent within our practice. If this discontentment is not addressed, then we may needlessly suffer in our practice or end up giving up on yoga altogether.

Practicing contentment frees us from the unnecessary suffering of always wanting things to be different; it encourages us to be present with what is happening and to find the opportunity to learn and grow from our experiences of discontentment. Yoga has taught me that true joy and happiness can only be attained when we are perfectly content with all that life gives us.

  

Timothy Burgin
Founder & Executive Director
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