In life, when we become stuck we cease to grow, change or develop.
The same happens in yoga. We can reach a peak or a trough, we can stagnate, or get stuck in a rut.
Many of us hate change. We thrive on our routine, our comforts, the predictability and familiarity of daily life.
And it is easy to ignore change, or to be in denial and stick with the comfortable and familiar. But are we really happy with this?
Are you stuck in a rut?
Comfort and ease can often be mistaken for happiness, are we truly where we want to be, or are we just stuck in a rut? A comfortable one nonetheless, but a rut all the same.
How do we make change easier?
The answer is easy, in theory. Push ourselves. Whether it is in your yoga practice, at work or in your relationships, go where you think is uncomfortable, test yourself and push to your limits and beyond.
If you fail?
The only way you will know is if you try. In theory this is an easy thing to do, in practice it takes some doing. Just remember whenever you think “Ok, that’ll do I suppose, it’s not exactly what I wanted, but that’s what I normally do”, stop and question this.
Go that extra mile, push yourself a little further and embrace the new, fresh and exciting.
Going beyond your comfort zone
Do you ever get that feeling of being trapped?
Do you ever feel stuck and as though you will never escape?
Realize that this is caused by the barriers that we put up around ourselves to create our own comfort zone.
There may seem like there is no way out, and it can be downright depressing at these times. But remember, if you created these barriers, you can also take them down, perhaps slowly, perhaps one by one, but it can be done.
All change is uncomfortable at first.
Unfamiliar territories and altering your whole perspective can be hard, but remember it is not only inevitable, but it is necessary to develop, grow and cultivate a new you.