The yoga teaching of tapas (the third step in the second limb of the system of yoga) is often translated as discipline, however, most people harden upon hearing the word. According to my Google search, the first definition that comes up is ?the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience.? Given this, it is understandable that people shy away from discipline. Tapas can also be translated as perseverance, commitment, dedication, and the willingness to start over and over. I much prefer these interpretations as they allow for more softness and fluidity as we try to navigate through life.