"I've been doing yoga for about ten years, and my yoga informs my piano playing in terms of feeling balanced. When you're trying a yoga pose that's too difficult, you have to back up until you find a version of that pose that you can do well. The same is true with piano playing; if you're trying something that is just too difficult, you can pound away all day long and it's not going to work. You have to back up a little bit, find a version that is comfortable, master that, and then take it to the next level. You want to sound good right now, even if it's just one measure, one note; go from there, and build on that."