The Slot Canyons in Lake Powell are a fascinating location — their very appearance changes depending on the weather and time of day. Wanderful founder and CEO Beth Santos got a firsthand look at the chameleon-esque canyons on her recent journey to the Navajo Nation region of the American Southwest, courtesy of mindbodygreen and Corning® Gorilla® Glass. She snapped the photos here with her Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, whose Gorilla Glass 4 cover glass helped protect it from breaking, even in the tough desert environment.
Natural phenomena like the Slot Canyons are a great reminder that the world is full of areas that defy our predictions and expectations. For instance, would you ever imagine that rough sandstone could reveal itself in such a wild variety of colors? Or that testing Gorilla Glass 4 by dropping it on 180-grit sandpaper would result in a cover glass tough enough to take on a trip like this? If you’ve practiced yoga, you’ve probably had an instructor exhort you to let go of preconceptions and concerns about how things “should” be.
Like the Slot Canyons, your yoga practice has to be experienced and appreciated for what it is in the moment — not what it was at some other time, under different conditions.
It takes some mental stamina to keep that in mind, but like most tough things, it’s worth it. Here are four ways just letting go — just letting your yoga be what it is — will help.