One of the things that I loved about yoga when I first began was that it became quickly clear that there is no end! In other areas of my life I could accomplish something and then I’d get a bit bored with it. Somehow, I knew right away that yoga was an infinite world that will always offer more. The more you learn, the more you realize you don’t know anything. You are never done. Now, I don’t say this to discourage you. No, please don’t stop you dead in your tracks and run the other way; it’s meant to make your mouth water and whet your appetite!
Looking back, I have had many breakthroughs both in my physical practice and in my life. It’s always a pulsation: Sometimes big openings temporarily lead to deeper contraction, and at other times it pulses closer to the center. My journey has been arduous, unraveling knots of physical pain and injury in my body, overcoming hurts and disappointments, and dismantling old emotional patterns that at one point helped me survive in the world. Yes, there were times I wanted to get off the train because it felt like too much, but I knew I would never be satisfied with that choice. Now, I can proudly say that I am happier and more vibrant than ever, I have been pain free for quite a while now, and feel as though I am living in alignment with my truth.
Yes, of course, I am still aware of subtle asymmetries, places of tension and holding. As long as we are in a body we will experience that. But I am aware of them and feel blessed to have the finest tools on the planet to alchemize them into an even better me. (Thank you Anusara yoga!). I delight in how each opening reveals a new path to travel down.
The Upanishads state that for every 1/4 of the Universe that is revealed, there is always 3/4 more that is concealed. So step on the path, come along for the journey, revel in the mystery, and join me in discovering the inner most depth of your consciousness. It’s quite the ride!
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