I cherish more deeply my longevity in yoga and meditation and honor my body with greater awareness of my limitations. I no longer hold on to the perfect. I am simply grateful that I have so much mobility at 70. Like life, a yoga practice is constantly and perfectly in transition.
It's too easy to say that everyone who can lift up into handstand, bend deeply backward or places both legs behind their head is naturally gifted. Yoga is about the inner journey and even those lucky few with natural talent need to put in the work to reach their maximum potential.
For many people, yoga is about stretching and strengthening the body, exploring challenging postures, or managing the stress of daily life. Or it may be "just" about the great sense of well-being one feels after a yoga practice.
In this interview, Dr. Timothy McCall discusses why it's so hard to change our habits and shares his insights into that one thing that just might help lay the foundation for a lifetime of better health habits: yoga.