I love this image, because I think so many of us feel this way when we show up to class-especially a class, teacher, or even style of yoga that's new to us.
Since we are expected to move through pose after pose in class, it's easy to feel like yoga is all about how you're moving....whether you're doing it "right" or "wrong". But yoga is about so much more than postures.
Tthe second Yoga Sutra tells us that yoga is a calming of the "monkey mind"-- all those little thought bubbles that pop up in your Warrior 2.! Pantanjali said "If you can control the rising of the mind into ripples, you will experience Yoga."
How to calm the monkey mind is a journey that's different for every person. Here are a few tips to turning your Worrier into a Warrior:
The bottom line is just keep showing up! Commit to spending time with yourself on your mat. Once you find your breath, you may just start to find yourself. Your strong, focused, confident, Warrior self.