Sūtra I.1 – Start Where You Are
The goal of yoga philosophy is to feel empowered to consciously choose your response and therefore influence your experience, no matter what your circumstances are. Viktor Frankl said that everything can be taken from us except the freedom to choose our attitude. We are always in choice. When we can consciously choose our response (instead of unconsciously reacting in a way that potentially causes more suffering), we feel better.
Yogasūtras helped Kate get sober in 1992. If she’d been told that she had to be different, or even sober, to begin, she wouldn’t be here today. This is the beginning of a journey of self-discovery and ultimately living your best life. You start right where you are.