during this morning's hip opening class i reminded students to surrender into their poses. we often tend to want to avoid or run away from anything uncomfortable that comes our way, but we'll never grow if we do that. we can't run away from things that bother or scare us. and imagine how tough it is if the thing you're running from is yourself - which is exactly what we do when we try to avoid our stress and anxiety.
the next time you find yourself in a tough pose, a sticky situation or confusing emotion try to work yourself through it by surrendering to it. sometimes letting go is one of the simplest and most powerful things we can do for ourselves.