The Intention of the Mirror

When I first started putting the studio together, I debated heavily on the use of mirrors. On one hand, the benefit of mirrors affords yogi’s the opportunity to adjust and correct their posture; but on the other hand, we can get drawn into doing what “looks right” versus what “feels right.” Mirrors can create a unwarranted pressure to be something that we are not which misses the mark for the purpose in yoga. As we are inundated by social pressures to perform a certain way, to look a certain way, to be a certain way, we must find a certain way to appreciate who we are. This conclusion swayed my decision to put mirrors in our space; not to distract us from what we are not, but to Show us What WE ARE.