In Light on Yoga, BKS Iyangar speaks to the way yogis prostrate and honor... with an open heart- poses such as full wheel, bridge, or this pose anjanasana. Yogis willingly show up again and again with open hearts. Perhaps because there is a belief that everything in this life is for our awakening. Perhaps because it is steeping ourselves in Love, all the time, no matter what we have done, not done, achieved or missed. Maybe it is the realization that we are a part of a giant web, pulse, breath.
This wild ride of life will keep moving, yoga helps us stay clear we have a choice in how we receive and respond.
As author Dani Shapiro states, “please allow my heart to open to all that is,” this is the essence to me of having courage, trust, and faith.
One of my teachers, @desyoga inspires me again and again with her astounding perspective, trust, commitment to practice, and optimism. She has stood in the fire in this lifetime and come back out a vibrant lotus ready to share messages of courage, unwavering love, and compassion. I could be more pleased to call her my teacher and welcome her worldly teachings @lilaeastend his coming October. Link in bio.
How do you honor? In what ways could you release resistance and make more space around your heart?