It can be a turning point in our asana practice to discover that our mat is a place to cultivate whatever inner qualities we want to experience more of in our selves.
Whether its compassion, fortitude, patience, courage, or simply presence of mind, our practice generates energy, a creative power that can be harnessed and directed toward strengthening what we wish to develop.
It’s not a new idea, but one that bears repeating: What we give energy to gets amplified.
If the body is indeed a field, then we are the farmers. Whether its conscious or not, we sow the seeds, work the land and experience the fruits of our efforts.