Accomplishing advanced postures doesn't always make you an advanced yoga practitioner. The physical yoga postures came easy to me when I started yoga in my mid twenties because I was a competitive gymnast and collegiate cheerleader. The challenging tasks for me were the more beneficial features of yoga, such as relaxation and meditation. I like to look at advance postures as an opportunity to play, have fun, and grow my practice. They are also great teachers because you learn the areas where you have habitual tightness, weakness and they will humble you by teaching you the practice of surrender for example.
Created:February 16, 2013