Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the Olympic gold medal track star,
once said about her running style
that she established her speed as quickly as possible and then focused on relaxing while
she allowed her body to run. We can see Yoga poses this way. We can find the appropriate
structure of our body in the pose as we can understand it today and then relax into it
regardless of the pleasantness or unpleasantness. We can choose not wasting energy
on creating tension by judging ourselves, the pose or wishing for being somewhere else in
our practicein this given moment.