Slipping Backwards: Known as “anavasthitatva”
Post Yoga Retreat our greatest shared obstacle is often our inablity to maintain the progress we’ve achieved once we go back home. When we return, the same habits of mind and circumstance may take over again if we allow them to.
Other ways to describe this include:
• Slipping down
It is not enough to go away and do this self-work, the practice means to continue to perseveare and work on remaining focused on our progress. In other words, to keep it going because it is important to our personal development. No excuses. Just showing up on the mat or meditation cushion every single day.
No one can do this for us.
We have to maintain our commitment to living our best lives and although at times we might “slip backwards” promise to stay the course and keep going for our good and the good of our spiritual contributions to the world.
This doesn’t just apply to going away on retreat, it applies to any time we make progress and find ourselves slipping backwards. Maintenance in romance, at our jobs, towards our hobbies, with our yoga and any healthy habit isn’t that easy. All we can do when we find ourselves recognizing our inconsistency is begin again.
Go back to basics and never, ever give up.
Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia