Embracing Discomfort for Growth

2 min readOct 16, 2022
By @tsign703 from Freepik.com

You can do yoga for years without pushing yourself, like I did, and not really gain any flexibility. I always backed off at any discomfort. I took full advantage when instructors would reassure us that we could always just rest in child pose. (Child pose wan’t even really restful for me, since it was too much of a stretch.)

Or, you could embrace the discomfort in the knowledge that it is a sign of your…


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