“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” ~Zen Saying
Yoga is considered a practice because it offers near endless potential for self-improvement and mastery. Each movement, asana, or breath, whether done once or one thousand times, is an opportunity for betterment of physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. You can enhance relaxation or transform tension in new ways. You can hold the posture longer, lengthen the breath, perfect the subtleties of your drishti, or hone in on any number of muscular intricacies, making it so that mastery is a rarity. Then for each physical subtlety, there are quite possibly a thousand inner subtleties. The first step toward mastery is perfecting one’s devotion to practice, as daily devotion makes all the difference in moving forward.