Balance between effort and ease

That was the theme today in my yoga class.
I hadn’t worked out since Wednesday, with work being so busy and then being out of town. So today seemed a little tougher than usual.
Sarah, the regular Mon/Wed a.m. yoga instructor, was back today after being out for about five weeks.
I don’t have very good balance. But it has been getting better. I have gotten much better at tree pose. But today I just sucked at it! Usually I get frustrated with myself when I can’t hold a balancing pose. But today I really didn’t.
Another pose we did was the dancer pose. I was much better with that one.
And the last pose I want to mention is crane. I have actually done this pose fully before–like once. You have to have a really strong core for this pose.