Practice (im)Perfection.

Via on Dec 11, 2011

Dear Yogis,

I love to practice, don’t you?  Here are some of my thoughts on the Art of Practice.  Enjoy!  Erica

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About Erica Mather

Erica Mather, M.A., E-RYT 200, is a lifelong teacher. She has been teaching yoga in New York City since 2006. Erica created "Adore Your Body," a Signature System for addressing body image challenges, and is the Founder of The Yoga Clinic NYC. Check out her website and follow her on Twitter.

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3 Responses to “Practice (im)Perfection.”

  1. Tanya Lee Markul Tanya Lee Markul says:

    I love that you say there is no goal per-say, but it's about progress….integrating the whole. The cracks seem to lead us to the 'real stuff' – I think that's why we connect to it within others. Thank you so much for sharing this! Love the video.

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  2. Erica Mather says:

    Thank you, Tanya! You're awesome. <3

  3. Valerie Carruthers Valerie Carruthers says:

    Hi Erica, love the premise and the video. Maybe one day soon we'll all be posting vlogs on the EJ channel.

    Speaking as a fellow EJ writer, yoga practitioner and student, while it's true that we would want to focus on progress and
    welcoming in the dark places (see my twp-part post, Can Fear Be Good for Your Yoga Practice?) with unconditioned awareness, there is if we choose, an underlying goal. The goal lies within and yet beyond how proficient we become at asanas, pranayama or scriptural study. That goal is inner freedom, realization of the supreme Consciousness. As Baba Muktananda (whose name, Muktananda, means bliss of freedom) taught, if there's a main goal to have in life, that's the one. Namaste.

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