Alright, yogis, pop quiz time! What's the first thing you do when you crawl out of bed in the morning? Brush your teeth? Bingo! But did you ever stop and wonder why you have such a committed relationship with your toothbrush?
Picture this: you weren't born with the innate understanding that minty breath is the key to social success. No siree, that was taught. We learned that, come rain or shine, we're brushing those pearly whites because well, it's not a great time for anyone when we skip it.
Our yoga practice, folks, is pretty much the same - a discipline, just like brushing our teeth, and dare we say, as essential? Even on days when the couch is calling your name, you've gotta roll out that yoga mat. Your feelings? Well, they've got as much to do with your yoga practice as a toothbrush has to do with a soufflé. Nada! 🧘♂️
Here's the deal: if we go around skimping on brushing our teeth, it doesn't take a genius to notice. On the flip side, if we start slacking on our yoga practice, it's not quite as visible - at least not at first. But hey, ever been around someone exuding all the positivity of a grumpy porcupine? You can sense it, right?
And let's face it, while a bad-breath situation can be tackled with a handy mint, there's no quick fix for low energy or a cranky mood. That's on us to fix.
Now, onto rituals. 🌟
Rituals are like your favorite cozy blanket - they bring a sense of community, offer comfort and stability, and create a space for emotional expression. They mark life's important milestones and infuse our lives with meaning. And just like that, they've been a part of human existence since we were chilling in caves.
A disciplined, consistent yoga practice is a ritual, folks! It's an opportunity for us to understand ourselves a little better, to feel part of something larger, to ground ourselves in stability, and to infuse our days with positivity. And remember, we humans are as changeable as the weather - emotions come and go. It's our disciplined rituals that keep us on the straight and narrow.
Let's face it; consistency is the language of love. We always show up for who and what matters to us. So make your yoga practice matter, today and every day. And while you're at it, keep brushing those teeth - your dentist (and everyone else) will thank you!