Its an insidious notion within spiritual practices - the harder or more efficiently I practice the more perfect I will become. Often time Yoga teachers and yogis alike are looked upon to be a template of health, dedication and steady balance. Sure we all strive for this, and in the age of social media, it’s more often than not difficult to separate the notion of happiness with perceived happiness.
Yoga is oft looked upon as an “easy” / surefire approach to enlightenment, to deal with flare up of emotions and to hold fast the idea of compassionate listening and understanding. The truth is we suffer, we suffer a great deal and if we use our practice appropriately we are intimately aware of this suffering