Dive deeper into the heART of your practice.
Yoga, and all the practices and ideas that have flourished since its humble beginnings, are based on the quest for samadhi: a state of ecstatic union between the fickle mind and stable consciousness. Practiced now for reasons ranging from superficial beauty to ego-driven ideals of success, the yoga of today has strayed dramatically from its original intents and concerns.
While you don’t have to attempt complicated metaphors, you should challenge your tongue to tout sweet similes that are guaranteed to deepen anyone’s yoga pose and practice.
It seems totally counterintuitive, but the trappings of the ego can be just as strong, if not strengthened, by any spiritual practice, yoga included.
It took me a long time to feel comfortable chanting om in a yoga class. It is understandably intimidating to be asked to sing in front of a group of relative strangers, especially if you have no idea what the word even means.