"Push, push, PUSH!"
Your teacher's voice is edging you into those bends and twists just outside your comfort zone.
Is she pushing you forward or pushing your buttons?
There is a Sanskrit word that describes how to push on: “krama” which means, "step-by-step."
It works in life, too.
You may be so overwhelmed with stuff that simply must get done right now you cannot imagine taking one step at time. You are either mastering the multi-task or paralyzed in place.
How to move forward? Take the next logical step.
That's how it works, folks. Breathe and explore. Focus on fun. Make a wrong move? Correct and continue. When you're thinking, "Are we there yet?" your impatience is tripping you up. Struggling? That's what's holding you back.
So what's the trick to balancing yourself, in hot yoga and in life?