This excerpt from the Jivamukti film WHAT IS YOGA offers another perspective from acclaimed actor and Yoga Practitioner Willem Dafoe.
“When you’re in a forward bend, where do you stop pushing? Where do you stay with it? Where do you back off? Where do you just not try to do it, but be it? [...] You can feel your ego at work there. It’s a question of effort and surrender. ⠀
Where do you feel your ego show up in your Practice? How do you identify that moment where you need to pull back or where you can breathe into it a little bit more? How do you personalize your Practice and not compete with others in the room?