Each of us was raised in a certain way, with certain beliefs, disbelief, ideas, values, traditions, even languages with cadence and tone. We have all had one of those moments when something spills out of your mouth and you can’t help but think “Oh wow, I just sounded like my mom/dad/grandparent right then.” This demonstrates our programming, or what trails the imprints our experiences have blazed.
Our yoga practice allows us the space to bare witness to our programming and how we react to things that come up. The trick becomes not to squash our reactive feelings but rather to use the wisdom to guide our actions that follow. Allow this yoga practice to throw you off your center line and see how your reactions unfold.