Bikram famously reminds us that nothing can steal happiness and peace away from us.
If someone makes us angry, we are the losers.
It’s all about ownership. Refusing to give people you’re not even invested in more power over you than they deserve or should be allowed to have.
Also remembering not to take things personally, because people are only talking about themselves.
In yoga, in life, remember, hypersensitivity is an asset, but it’s also a liability.
Learn when to exert it, and learn when to holster it.
Are you allowing the words and actions of others to define your reality?
Scott Ginsberg is a writer, daily practitioner and work study volunteer at Bikram Yoga Park Slope.yy