Be mindful in you practice
The transformation initiated through regular practice may initially trigger old injuries or scars – on all levels. In such a situation, one should continue to practice while being aware of the feeling of one’s body and with the teacher’s guidance.
Over the years, there also may be periods in which one doesn’t perceive obvious progress, or even experiences regression. It is often exactly during these periods that important changes are happening inside. Again, it is important to stay with one’s practice and not give up.
I would also have to mention that problems may arise as a consequence of technically wrong, exaggerated or overly
ambitious practicing, sometimes also caused by the teacher, for example, bodily injuries as well as states of exhaustion. The saying “What comes through yoga, goes through yoga” is often correct, but not always.