Ganga White (a recognized pioneer of American yoga) said “Yoga doesn’t take time, it gives time.”
What you learn on the mat translates into every aspect of your life. Imagine your life as a huge vessel or vase that can hold so much. It is up to you to fill it with as many good things as it can hold without overflowing. No need to be greedy, if there is overspill you will worry about that overspill.
Now look at your yoga practice as an opportunity to explore and check in with your vessel to ensure it is in good shape (health) and well taken care of for you to enjoy it as long as possible. If you do discover cracks (e.g. physical limitations during your physical practice etc.) do not get upset, discouraged, angry or annoyed. After all, it is not the outcome that defines you but the journey that shapes you. Use this as an opportunity to find out what you can do to heal and feel whole again at that given moment. Yoga gives you the time to do just that.
Keeping in mind that taking a step back, taking a less strenuous way in yoga and in life is not a sign of defeat, it is an opportunity to be grateful for what is right now and enjoying it to the fullest. Sometimes less is more. To surrender takes courage and wisdom. See you on the mat to take the time that yoga gives you to practice, explore, surrender and thrive.