I think ultimately the yoga is meant to serve our daily life. We don't live to do yoga, we do yoga to live a healthy, happy, meaningful life!
If we get on our yoga mat and compare, judge and use it as a way to prove something; then it is not using the yoga in a skillful manner. Rather we can use the yoga practice as a way to observe ourselves with loving-kindness, get connected to our inner self, listen deeply to our body and inner self and try to understand. This develops compassion towards our selves and others. It brings UNION with others, rather than dis-union. We begin to feel at ONE with the human race and all other beings; living as a community in that world, rather than segmenting our selves into little communities of petty comparing and judging.
However, before all that, we need to feel at one with ourself. Love ourself, not from an egotistical 'better than others' way but as ONE of the others.
This is an excerpt of an event we had to create community through community and fundraising to bring yoga to all with Connection Karma~ yoga pour tous!
Some photos of the creative Vinyasa Class.
And of the beautiful ways everyone put colors together with partner work.
Then finishing the day with restorative yoga amongst our works of art :) !