I would venture to guess… get out!
Sounds reasonable, the sane thing.
Yet our unease can range from simple to extreme. At the outer edges even pain.
Discomfort is an internal sign, to evaluate whether to push on, pull away or sit with it.
It is our inner compass that something is shifting:
…a muscle is being strengthened… a heart is healing… a broken bone is repairing… an emotion is breaking free… a fear is being faced… courage is expanding
…a relationship is deepening… a dream is being achieved… love is flourishing… judgement is evaporating.
Discomfort, is a signpost on our physical, spiritual and/or personal journey. A momentary glimpse through the door of our inner self.
I recall my yoga mentor, who would encourage me to “work through a posture, not to give up”.
Pain and discomfort are different – pain, you knew immediately to stop, come out of the posture …discomfort was less to do with the body and more to do with the head.
Your mind says: “stop, get out, give up”.
Then I got it… the yoga posture was not only challenging my physical body but also my emotional and spiritual body. If I kept giving up, I would remain stuck on all levels. My fears on the yoga mat are the fears I bring with me into my ordinary life. My mind speaks the same language wherever I am. If I can work it out in the safe haven of my mat, then it can translate into the life beyond the mat.
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