The yoga practitioner is usually associated with having a serenity and equanimity, these qualities are often described in various texts as the hallmarks of the yogi/yogini.
Much of this arises from not just their practice, but also from their vision and understanding of the nature of life.
The philosophical and theoretical content of Yoga recognises the cyclical nature of realty. That the life cycle of all things, has a beginning middle and end, and a beginning again, and an end again, over and over and over again. Quite often this is depicted as three aspects of the divine, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, creation, preservation and dissolution.
This is found in everything, the breath, seasons, the year, each stage of our life, the life cycle of all things.
A great peace arises from witnessing this and allowing it to occur.
This can be seen in a pragmatic way on a day to day basis. If we allow ourselves to watch the coming and going of each moment, both intimately connected to it, yet not grasping onto it, we allow life to continue without our being disturbed by it.
The same can be said of a day where you don’t feel great, or are faced situation is challenging, that if you can recognise that day may not be what you’d wish for, but that as surely as something has begun it shall also end. This is not a cold way of experiencing, in fact the Yoga practitioner radiates a great love and compassion to all they encounter due to this recognition of the transitory, yet marvellous and beautiful nature of all things.