Dropping conditioned masks

Throughout life we gain masks of conditioning. Deep yoga practice enables us to slowly peel back the layers of that conditioning until we reveal the true self within. It is not so easy to drop the many masks that provide our sense of armour as we move through the world. As the masks drop an inner vulnerability reveals itself. Yet, this vulnerability is our strength. Once we begin to know who we really are, we see life differently.

Cryptic? Yes, it feels this way until we begin to practice the 8-fold path of yoga and start to shed what doesn’t belong to us and what we don’t need. Then there is a sense of liberation.