As we begin the 100-Days of Uninterrupted Practice, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita to tackle fear around big commitments. Although I have a daily home practice I am making a 100 day commitment to the practice I was keeping during the month of January at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. I have been wanting to reestablish this quality of practice and there is no better time. While I remain resolute, how can I be certain I will keep the commitment for 100 days? I can't but this is not a reason to not make the attempt!
Excerpts from Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell:
"On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed; even a little of this practice will shelter you from great sorrow."
"You have a right to your actions but never to your actions' fruits . Act for the actions' sake and do not be attached to inaction."
"The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone."
"Self possessed, resolute, act without any thought of results, open to success or failure. This equanimity is yoga."
Some poses I'm working on tonight, not necessarily in this order and with other poses added in...