God spoke the world into being (Hebrews 11:3) and as we are created in His image our thoughts and words are also powerful. We usually think that thinking positively is new age craziness, but throughout the bible we see the power of our thoughts and words. When Jesus asks the blind man if he really thinks he can heal him and he says yes, he tells him: Become what you believe (MSG version). That sentence stuck with me because it is so powerful. We become what we believe. So, what do you believe you are? Are your thoughts kind about yourself? Jesus shows how our beliefs can become truths. The blind man’s faith led him to see. What does your faith and beliefs lead you to?
Meditate: Throughout your yoga practice notice your thoughts regarding your abilities. What happens when you start to struggle in your headstand? What do you tell yourself? If you start talks of self-loathing, observe those thoughts and instead tell yourself the following affirmations: I am worthy. I am a child of God. I am loved. I am whole.