Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com

Begin with the truth and build on the firm foundation it provides

Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com

Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com

Yoga is only practice.

The game we’re training for is life.

But the good news is, the postures provide us with an intuitive structure that helps us more effectively meet the requirements of living.

Our cardiovascular strength physically prepares us for the challenges we face later. Our flexibility mentally fortifies us against anything else difficult that might happen the rest of the day. Our breathing skills emotionally allow us to solve problems as quickly as they arrive.

It reminds me of an inspiring saying from the recovery movement.

Begin with the truth and build on the firm foundation it provides.

What has practicing yoga trained you for?

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