Cop-out

Sometimes, I think that I use yoga as a cop-out. I can be unfocused and scatter-brained all day, when I have things I need to do, but can soothe my conscience by saying, “At least I went to yoga practice.” I can waste an evening watching TV, but still squeeze in a 20-minute session of mediation so I don’t feel as if I’ve wasted all my time. There are several personal issues that I want to spend time working through, but I put off tackling them because I think I can address them indirectly by approaching them through my body, muscles and fascia, that I don’t have to put in the hard work of challenging myself intellectually, mentally, psychologically.