Asana is life

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Ex­plor­ing the sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ences be­tween two seem­ingly op­po­site poses, such as Dan­dasana and Urd­hva Mukha Svanasana (Up­ward-Fac­ing Dog), can lead to a fuller un­der­stand­ing of what each one has to of­fer and how they can bal­ance each other. (Sim­i­lar shoul­der place­ments and ac­tions give rise to a bright and beau­ti­ful ch­est in both poses.) The same can be prac­ticed in daily life. When you ob­serve the sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ences be­tween your­self and oth­ers, you learn from th­ese ob­ser­va­tions and may find un­ex­pected com­mon­al­i­ties. Wher­ever fric­tion re­mains, think of how you prac­tice a dif­fi­cult asana, and ap­ply that level of mind­ful­ness. If you pause and ob­serve with pa­tient kind­ness, you may find the nec­es­sary mod­i­fi­ca­tion, com­pas­sion, and ac­tion to even­tu­ally bring un­der­stand­ing and ease.

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