- it’s ok to burrow sometimes
- leafy greens + root vegetables are key
- it’s worth checking every day how fast you can run, how high you can jump, and whether or not they’re going to let you into their territory this time
- practice joyous abandon whenever possible
- love & trust are recreated daily
- hide & go seek, peek-a-boo and tearing up newspaper are way more fun than all the toys we bought
some times we are so focused on asana that it becomes easy to forget that yoga is an eight-limbed path. I have been thinking very extensively about ahimsa (non-violence), the foremost of the yamas and certainly the absolute foundation of any true yoga practice - and human being - and how I can embody it more thoroughly in every aspect of my life, how to stand with it in my own truth. beyond the subtle changes & choices we can make, are always making, maybe one solution is a recognition of the bliss inherent in every moment that we live.
tonight’s bliss yoga practice went beyond asana to embrace each one of us with each of its limbs. but especially pranayama! we breathed. we didn’t breathe. the motion of the breath was an ocean, an unfolding - cosmic, miniscule - and the absence of the breath was like a cradling, a welcoming. to let go of the resistance of your body and let the space enfold you. how peace unfolds like a thousand petals at the moment of your surrender—
space enfolds even as it unfolds, always—
and then, all on its own, the awe that is prana gives itself back to you. and you see: we are carried, each of us, each moment of our lives. what but that is love? what bliss!