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Updated: Oct 13, 2020

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”. President Theodore Roosevelt

Pushing through to a level of mental and physical growth sounds so simple. Yoga practice teaches the yogini that the body will go where the mind will allow. In theory, doesn’t that sound fantastic? BAM - the body will go where the mind allows....if only? ABC’s DWTS - Dancing with the Stars examples that the body will go where the mind allows. Have you watched any season, if not every season of DWTS? Judges, hosts, pros and participants work in concert to learn yearn, and oh yeah compete with other competitors as-well-as with themselves. The DWTS participants attempt new and different body motions for mental/ physical growth and....$$$$$ of course. The judgment inflicted upon DWTS participants is sometimes harsh, rough

and unkind. Why would participants accept to dance their hearts out knowing that their hearts may be harshly criticized? No one competes on DWTS to get themselves pulverized for placing themselves “out there”. Stretch to comfort, for growth or both, who cares?

Yoga practice teaches that you can care and decide whether to go for comfort, or not. “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. There is no effort without error”. There is also no error without effort. Come to the yoga will  

be so happy that you came...the body will go, where the mind allows. Errors go for credit. Participation rewards abound.

Namaste Ways to each person who is actually in the arena. Namaste Ways AI$ 8:30 AM.

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