To build a practice we must figure out how to connect the dots. How to weave together skillful techniques in body, breath and imagination to build a practice that is personal.
We build a practice by connecting how the shape of a pose can change the state of the mind, how sequencing poses differently can either fortify us or deplete us, and how the quality of our breathing is directly related to the healing potential of our practice.
A practice works not because of what we do, but of our increasing ability to uncover how it connects.
But sometimes we get distracted. Instead of connecting the dots we get caught up in the more common practice of collecting the dots. We work on doing MORE, more poses, more books, more classes, and in our earnest efforts we so busy collecting the dots that we miss out on the alchemy that occurs when we find ways to connect the dots.