I have an opportunity. I have no choice but to see it this way, so I am. You see, I can’t teach yoga for the next several weeks. I have to limit my activity and my practice.
I had a little surgery that keeps me grounded for a bit. No driving for a couple of weeks. No lifting. No vigorous activities.
Notice I didn’t include yoga in the list of no-no’s. That’s because it isn’t there. (But wait, you ask, you just said you can’t teach or practice…so it must be on the list!)
Yoga is an 8-limbed path, many times depicted like a tree. So, you see, I have 7 other limbs to practice. Asana, postures and poses used in classes or home practice, are but one. The other 7, not as popular in the mainstream as asana, but equally valuable are: Yama, Niyama, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi.
I’m going to use this time to dig a little deeper, seek out the dark corners and shine the light. And you’re welcome to join me. I hope you will. What questions do you have? If the yoga experience seems appealing, but the asana practice doesn’t, what would you like to know about deepening your own practice?
The beauty of yoga is that there are no rights or wrongs. It is a practice as individual as each of us.
Love and light.
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I love your diagram. A beautiful reminder that we are more than physical beings. Hope you feel better soon.