Yoga wants you to live in the present. It teaches us to respect and trust yourself. It also teaches us to pay more attention to where we are currently. Many of us still think of our past life. We still think of mistakes that we have made in the past that can hinder us from moving forward in life. This will cause some set back, because all your thoughts and focus will be in the past that you will forget to concentrate on the future. Yoga wishes you to respect as well as accept your body for the moment that it is in, and not where it was before. It also teaches us to forget about the past, live in the present, and concentrate much on the future.
When you start learning how to appreciate life for what it is and does not force yourself in any way or make goals that are unreasonable, you will start enjoying your life and appreciate what you have. Most relationships have crashed because they lacked the basics or did not concentrate on things that are necessary for growth. Successful relationships stem from having respect and trust for one another. If you take these lessons in your life, you will attract a healthy and loving relationship as well.
In yoga, in most cases you will find out that your body feels stiff and tight. This indicates the areas where you are holding tension and energy stagnates. This will not lead to growth or deepening of your experience. You will notice that every part of your joints, limbs as well as your muscles feels useless, and everything seems to be difficult as well. The same thing can be said about our relationships with other people, as they can also feel like too much work and be absolutely difficult.
The only way to be free from this is to let your guard down and soften your defenses as well. These defenses took a lot of years to develop to that level, starting with your relationships you have with your parents, brothers, sisters, as well as friends. Sometimes, all it takes for us to be happy or keep our relationship is to let go. Letting go sometimes and becoming soft is one of the best ways we can become stronger and improve our relationships.
It does not really matter how you practice yoga. Whether you do it on your own or engage in partner yoga, it is important to know that it is not about perfection. Remember that in a relationship, no one is perfectly perfect, as everyone is unique and brings different energy to the union. Everything is a process that continues to grow if you are responsible and on the right path.