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Strength

Strength can be a weakness. The areas we tend to have issues with can be the ones we over use. The areas that are physically weak are places that actually help us get stronger. We can gain so much insight from the places we use to overcompensate.

It's good to look at the physical aspects, but also emotional. Take ego for example. We need an ego, it helps us to survive, yet a strong ego can be a weakness.

When on the mat, notice where you work too hard, you may be overworking a part of your body because it's strong. You also may be over-stretching because you can. In yoga, a flexible body is probably considered a strong point, but sometimes that can make you weaker. It's always a conversation we need to have with ourselves. It's one of my favorite reasons to practice yoga. It's so much more than just going through the motions.

Add a little inquiry to your life. Look at the aspects of yourself that you think are your strengths, look at it from both sides. The way in which they serve you, and the way in which they might not. Look at your areas of weakness, or at least what you think makes you weak. What have you gained insight into because of this "weakness"? Enjoy this process, it will show you so much about yourself, and you will be wiser for it in the end.

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." ~Albert Einstein

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