Saturday, July 10, 2010


"As Sri Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga, said: 'Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.'

Doctors should really be prescribing practice to patients: practice healthy eating habits, practice exercise, practice good relationships, practice discipline, practice creativity, practice confidence, practice learning, practice working hard.  Because everything takes practice.  Health, contentment, love, good relationships, success...these don't come easily to anyone."

This is from the blog Prescribing Yoga by Christina Palmer.  It was chosen for recognition by one of my new favorite online magazines...The Magazine of Yoga...this morning.  It's so nice to be reminded that everyone needs to practice.  Whatever appears easy and effortless is always the result of practice.  We're all in this life together, practicing.


gg said...

Here Here!! Thanks Kit. I agree. I think so many times we get frustrated with ourselves because we think that we should have it all figured out by now, by a certain age! We are all just figuring it out as we go along. How do we help young people understand that?

Kit said...

Ummm....I'm not sure because when I was young I was pretty sure I DID have it all figured out.

As Mark Twain said..."When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But, when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years."