Acknowledge that our lifestyles rarely show the need for balance.

"We seek it only when the universe forces us to pay attention, when we suffer the breakdown that avoiding our dark side creates. Only then do we seek help to regain balance. Only when we become exhausted or sick do we take time off. Only when we injure our bodies do we slow down and look for gentler ways to exercise."

We can be “fired up” for only so long. We can be relaxed for only so long. We need balance in all things. 

-Bernie Clark, The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga