The practice (and each of the postures within it) teaches us to notice these shapes, to re-arrange them carefully and study our results with curiosity, enjoyment and a never-ending desire to refine and improve.
This is a highly personal process that demands inward focus. We each come to our mats with an unreplaceable, unrepeatable and perfectly unique constellation of genes, history, emotions, hopes and fears.
But it’s a process we move through together, as a community.
By studying ourselves and the postures, in the company of our peers, we start to see, appreciate and VALUE an ever-broadening network of patterns and connections.
Within ourselves, on the mat. Within ourselves, off the mat.
Between us, at yoga. Between us, off the mat.
In our lives outside the yoga.
These are patterns that connect–and heal–us all. Please come to yoga. Today. And tomorrow. And ten years from tomorrow.
The world is FULL of breathtakingly beautiful patterns. YOU are one such pattern.
Want to know more? Watch this Ted Talk about friendships. (It’s not about obesity, so be patient and watch beyond that part.)
Sources: David Garrigues, Francisco Morales