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Yoga is a practice, not a sport

Photo by Monica Felix @

Photo by Monica Felix @

Establish a practice. And, practice with distractions.

This helps you remain calm in the midst of chaos. By doing so in smaller situations, you develop a deeper ability to walk your truth through the larger storms on the horizon.

For example, yoga class has been a blessing for me in this respect. I’ve become a master at practicing with distractions. Because in any given class, I’ll be confronted with parking lot car alarms, smelly people dripping their sweat on my matt, and the like.

If you can stay committed to your core during that distraction, you can do anything.

What practice arena will train you to walk your truth when the road gets rocky?

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