There are days, even after two decades practicing, I get stuck on the poses. I make the pose, rather than my experience in it, define me. Toppling out of tree means I can’t balance. Cartwheeling out of handstand means my core isn’t tough enough. You get the idea.
That’s when it’s time to step off the mat, breathe, and dig within for the higher purpose of what the practice does for my body, mind, and spirit. And in that spirit, I’ve added an awesome link (written by Mandy Burstein on mindbodygreen) here to help lead you back to an inspiring yoga experience should your poses get you down: