Our society doesn't offer many models on how to age well. I think that's changing, which is very good for everyone because whether we like it or not, we're all aging. But if you look around today, we don't have many examples of how to move into our 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond gracefully. And let's not even discuss the "D" word (death). That's a whole other blog post. Which begs the question: should we be taught how to age well?
The word “yoga” comes from a Sanskrit word meaning “union." The practice is so much more than poses that demonstrate almost impossible flexibility. Yoga has roots in Indian philosophy and spirituality, and it's important to acknowledge and honor where it comes from or we run the risk of unknowingly participating in cultural appropriation.
Meditation is hard. Sometimes I find it nearly impossible to sit still and allow my thoughts to drift by without getting entangled in them. When I catch myself getting caught up in a thought storm, I often am critical of myself for not being able to focus. It's often then that I give up the whole thing.