Keep the door open to progress

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Keep the door open to progress

In yoga, our perfect comes not from our performance of posture, but our commitment to progress.

That’s the only thing worth measuring. Are we growing? Are we deepening? Are we different people than we were when we first started the practice?

Prechtel said it best in his book about apprenticing as a shaman:

“There is no finish line, no heaven like last act, no glorious arrival. There is only the glorious continuation.”

Try not to put too much pressure on yourself to be great, be the best or be perfect. Keep the door open to progress. Focus on the small wins that enable you to continue the journey a little bit each day.

Do you have a compulsive obsession with perfection, or a remarkable devotion to progress?

Scott Ginsberg is the author of 40 books, a TEDx speaker, the world record holder of wearing nametags, and the author A Year in Hot Yoga: Daily Meditations for On and Off the Mat. Scott is a Community Leader at Yoga Tribe Brooklyn, where he is a daily practitioner and the Managing Editor of their award winning blog. Learn more at

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