We surely don't have to subscribe to Hindu beliefs to practice Yoga, but we can use these myths and stories to enrich our practice.
This was so-not the planned silence... Kankana played an ancient harmonium, into beautiful - swimming melodies called Ragas. Could I surrender to the new plan?
I almost not surprised anymore when I get just what I need, just when I need it.
My mind's thresholds of what is possible have been completely blown away, and the limits have not settled yet, will they ever? But, I still have my center, and it's a nice place to begin again.
Through challenging our consumptive ways, we gain clearer perspective on our needs vs. wants. Our needs are mostly simple. It's our unchecked wants that get us into trouble, setting ourselves up for Duhka, or suffering. Was it needs or wants that crashed the economy?
Words could never do these places justice. after an all-night harrowing drivefrom Amritsar, Haridwar is stunning to sleepless eyes. Against my doctors orders, a wade into the Ganges is refreshing and grounding. I wander the streets trying to buy a bottle of water, alas not a single shop will accept my 1,000 rupee note. I'm so wealthy that I'm actually quite poor and thirsty. That's probably a good metaphor to stop at.
Smoothing out, and honoring the transitions between postures tells ourselves at many levels, that in-between is a valid state, a way to be. We don't have to know everything. We don't have to do everything. Flowing into postures can helps us get to where things seem to fit.
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