“Symmetry”

May 12, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day!

Like the snow leopard, who uses her tail for balance and directional guidance, we sought symmetry in our poses to find expansiveness and space and to counter all the little asymmetrical ways we move and ground.

Most yoga poses are asymmetrical. WE are asymmetrical in many ways such as our range of motion, our patterns of tension, our strength and our flexibility. So, energetically, how can the poses FEEL symmetrical? Our work was finding symmetry in our breath, the even weight & strength in both hands, both feet, both arms, both legs. I also asked students to notice where they put effort/focus too much or too little. Noticing where they over-extend or hold back.

The ideas was moving with a “sense of symmetry”. Even effort from the inside out !

Also, see my new blog on the power of the Loving Kindness meditation !

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ACT GREAT

What is the key

To untie the knot of your mind's suffering?

What 

Is the esoteric secret

To slay the crazed one whom each of us

Did wed

And who can ruin

Our heart's and eye's exquisite tender

Landscape?

Hafiz has found

Two emerald words that

Restored

Me

That I now cling to as I would sacred

Tresses of my Beloved's 

Hair:

Act great.

My dear, always act great.

What is the key 

To untie the knot of the mind's suffering?

Benevolent thought, sound

And movement.

~ Hafiz

 

 

Fall YOga Retreat 2014, Hidden Villa

Fall YOga Retreat 2014, Hidden Villa