The body as a temple is a metaphor in many spiritual traditions. We can build a temple of the body dedicated to our heart's intention, inner freedom, and self-knowledge through a life of practice. But how can any practice we engage shift us from perfectionistic notions towards greater compassion for ourselves and others? True practice needs a solid foundation and to focus on the highest spiritual principle. Christina has been teaching yoga for over twenty years and is the author of three books on yoga and body image: Yoga from the Inside Out, My Body is a Temple, and A Deeper Yoga.