Here's what I have come to know as a fairly universal contemporary problem - many of us are a bit too tough on ourselves. We criticize our looks, our thoughts and emotions, our progress on the spiritual path, our practice quantity and quality. And, the fact is, that it's not helpful!
Over the past 33 years my practice has changed, re-arranged, been fallow and fruitful - but one constant theme has been mindfulness of the body. By returning my mind to the home of my body I've navigated tumultuous mental storms and a myriad of emotional events. The yogis of long ago utilized asana as an anchor in their life’s storms as well - to reduce their suffering, to control their minds.