I would like to dedicate this post to my favourite Yogi: Kathryn Budig.
Yes, yes, you've heard of her, I know, but she's such an inspiration, I just want to share some of her awesomeness here today.
If there's one truly amazing thing that Kathryn promotes, it's this: balance. Life is a balancing act, whether you're on the mat, or in daily life. It goes like this: don't get stressed trying to be perfect in everything you do. You are imperfectly perfect; you are you, so celebrate it! Being healthy isn't just about exercise and drinking green juices, it's also about being good to your soul. That means a really good yoga work out, balanced with a cocktail while you catch up with friends; it means drinking a delectable green juice, and having an equally delectable dish of pasta for dinner. Let go of rigidity; it doesn't create wellness, only mental unease; embrace nurturing every aspect of your being, instead.
I recently saw a status update by the yogi queen on facebook:
Student: Master, how do you become wise?
Master: Good choices.
Student: How do you make good choices then?
Student: And how do you get experience?
Master: Bad choices.
Relax. You don't have to be perfect. Be good to yourself, explore, discover and have fun!