FAITH

It takes faith to be open.  

It takes faith to walk onto a court, step onto a field, paddle out to the waves… 

Not only faith in yourself, or your skills, or your teammates.

Faith in a larger sense.

Beyond the physical limits and distractions of the physical body.

It's subtle.

Instinctual.

Deeply known.  

It allows you to venture past the usual limits of what we think can do to who we really are -

far beyond the number of your jersey,

the position you play,

the shape of your board. 

Yoga is a practice of faith.