This is one of my favourite quotes, because it feels so true to me. It is something I try to remind myself of, in life and in yoga. Because the only person who holds you back, is yourself.
I have practiced yoga for many years, but only fairly recently started to really work on my inversions. They do not come naturally to me. I have shoulders that are tight and can cause pain, I am wobbly and never had a lot of strength in my arms. I realize these are just excuses. Frankly I am scared of them. Scared of being upside down,scared of falling, and scared of not being very good at it. Although, I know that everybody has to practice, and practice a lot, to be able to do it. So I am. Practicing. But mostly, practicing letting my ego go, and be ok with where I am. Practice patience. Because it does not matter when you arrive at your destination, only that you try. Practice breathing. To find that my mind is settling, although I still find that difficult in inversions. Practice listening. My body is recovering from illness, and I have to find the balance between rest and active life. Practice enjoying. Even the things I do not master.
What are you practicing?