Romance Off the Mat: Lessons About Yoga & Love
Only ten percent of yoga happens on the mat. The other ninety percent happens out in the world, and what we do on the mat helps prepares us. That’s how my favorite yoga instructor explained it to me, anyway, and it’s how the yoga instructor explains it in Where We Left Off.
The idea is that if I learn how to sit with discomfort in a pose that challenges my body, then I’m also learning how to sit with, say, conversational discomfort. If I practice identifying when I should push my body and when I should ease off in a pose, then I’m training myself to tell the difference between when I should push through something and when I should retreat from it in the rest of my life as well.
When Leo Ware is dragged to a yoga class by one of his friends at the beginning of Where We Left Off, his expectations are … low. But as he continues to go, he comes to love it. And not only for what he learns on the mat (though […]