Obtaining an injury during yoga practice can hurt — but it can also be a blessing in disguise.

When it comes to our physical bodies, too often we get caught up on simply achieving — whether it’s a difficult yoga pose, running an extra mile, or hitting a certain number on the scales — and forget to simply enjoy the experience itself.

And this is where injuries — with their forced periods of rest, recuperation, and reflection — come in to play.

There are powerful lessons to be learned from this stillness — as Cecilia Sardeo, founder of Zenward, knows all too well.

As Cecilia explains in this short video, sometimes injuries are a much-needed intervention, and a reminder to step back, keep perspective, and take time for yourself.

After all, our bodies always know what’s best for us, even if we haven’t quite worked it out yet.

Check out this video to discover Ceci’s story, and discover how to use injuries and quiet moments to reflect and turn within.

If you’d like to discover more useful tips to improve your physical and mental health, then check out Zenward — a unique platform designed to help you build a lively, fun yoga practice, no matter your age, fitness level, body type, or current mindset.

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What have you learned from your injuries? Can you relate to Cecilia’s story? Share your thoughts below.