As passageways are opened, breathe is fuller, cells and organs are oxygenated, joints lubricated, blood flows more freely, your whole being is refreshed and revitalized.
You can relax into adversity and difficulty, knowing it will pass, and relish the happy moments without clinging. You're at ease with the natural order of life.
As a tree's roots are solidly grounded in the earth yet its branches sway, so does the yogi build strength without becoming rigid.
You begin to experience the yin and yang of your own existence, knowing instinctively when to push forward and when to wait, when to exert effort and when to let go, drawing upon what is needed moment to moment.
Not getting what you want or think you need? Through yoga, you're better able to take the long view and allow life to unfold, perhaps leading to avenues you never dreamed possible.
As your body relaxes, so does your mind and spirit. Whether on a slippery slope or a rocky path, you can manage through change with ease and grace.
You consider the impact of your thoughts, words and actions, and become wiser and more effective on and off the mat.
You can see the oppositions in each experience as the natural order of things. Darkness and light, sadness and joy, pain and passion, life and death. Neither clinging to one nor resisting the other, you can sit with each, knowing and welcoming change as necessary to your evolution.
As you practice more regularly, barriers break down and the distinction between self and others begins to blur. You awake to the humanity that connects us all, banishing loneliness and finding joy in all you do.