So, I am checking out different yoga studios in 2014. And yesterday I went to a community class at a local studio called The Bhakti Shop Yoga. Before we started class the instructor read a story about a rabbit. Now I don't remember the whole story but the meaning was insightful.
The message was that by listening to yourself and doing what feels right for you in the moment will not only liberate you but it will do the same for others. This can be so helpful on and off the mat. As we are in class our eyes may wonder comparing ourselves to others, but by listening to our bodies and honoring our needs we liberate others to do the same. So the more you accept and honor yourself on and off the mat the more liberated you will be.