I think the greatest practices humans have yet created are those which train the entire individual, not just the athlete in us.
The practices which ask questions of body, mind and soul, and don’t stop until they have answers – and then start again with harder, deeper questions, continuing that cycle until one’s whole self is revealed, and understood. That’s the fertile ground from which, in time, mastery can arise.
And, more importantly, this is actually what people yearn for: we all seek profound experience, not just physical betterment.
In my experiences teaching and coaching tens of thousands of people around the world it has become readily apparent to me that the purpose of most people’s training is to understand and master themselves rather than mastering just the movement itself.
So ask yourself, is your practice more than just movement?