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Duality is the heartbeat of mastery

Photo by Monica Felix @

Photo by Monica Felix @

In hot yoga, students experience the simultaneous practice of complete relaxation and absolute exertion.

It sounds counterintuitive, but you can actually execute both actions in the same posture. As long as you know how to listen to your body.

For example, standing bow posture practices an intense stretch of both arms in opposite directions.

But it also requires that you relax your torso into your low back while doing stretching. That’s the duality.

What dualities do you need to honor in your life and business?

Scott Ginsberg is a writer, daily practitioner and workstudy volunteer at Bikram Yoga Park Slope.