"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates
I think change can be intimidating. I think it often feels more secure to cling onto the old, even when it is no longer working or it is no longer serving our needs, than to step into the future without any sense direction. Even when we know our new beginning will offer us more opportunity to thrive, we would rather avoid the painful ending. This is, perhaps, one of the reasons I am most grateful for yoga. I have learned that you must stop fighting and truly let go (of the body, of fear, of expectations), and that's when the magic happens.
Have you ever left a yoga class and thought "wtf just happened?" You feel like you walked into class just fine, but throughout the practice you were completely shaken up, changed, and rearranged on your mat. Usually, this is a bit intimidating or maybe even embarrassing. You think, here I am crying in savasana, again. But there's also this joyous release, this overwhelming realization that you are taking all the right steps to come back to yourself. However, it is small. Some days, the fear of change is going to win and leave you feeling conflicted and burnt out, but hang in there! This is the beginning of your self discovery, just breathe and let yourself take a journey.