Back to the Beginning
I feel that there is a shift coming, I feel the ground beneath me moving, things are boiling up from below. There is an unsteadiness, or an unease within me, which makes me uncomfortable.
In these times of unrest, I am reminded to come back to the beginning - to my practice. It can be in these moments when I tend to shy away from my practice, from the sitting, from the breathing, from the moving and breathing, from the shapes. And I have been doing this, ignoring my practice for the past couple of weeks, still taking classes, but not doing my own practice.
The yoking, the yoga-ing, the building of that connection between my body and my mind through my breath helps. It helps to quiet my mind, to deepen my listening, to be still with what is and more importantly, the practice, reconnects me with myself, my path, and my truth. This reminder that everything is okay, I am okay, better than okay and gives me the courage to unearth what is rumbling up from below.
In reverence and memory to T.K.V. Desikachar:
"The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships."