I am a yogi. By no means enlightened, although making a humble attempt to learn more, grow more and be present, more.
The only way I know how to go about this slow, challenging, fulfilling and yes, sometimes frustrating, process, is to: practice, practice for all is coming…
Whenever I notice myself falling into the perils of my mind, I search for my breath, I slow down my thoughts and I think…I am not the first, nor will I be the last to go through self created struggle, instead redirect the inner conversation, notice the beauty around you in the present moment, breathe, let go and m o v e on. This is by no means an easy task, it is time consuming for it must be done everyday; as well as humbling, and at times, painfully revealing. No matter, I feel deep gratitude and eternal blessings to be on this path. This is where I am meant to be, right now, living this experience, learning from this current teaching. In my heart and in my soul I have profound admiration and reverence for Krishnamacharya–also known as the father of modern yoga & BKS Iyengar–one of the foremost teachers in the world who has developed a keen mode of practice that infuses intelligence in the body and calmness in the mind, creating healing for any body that looks to search the self.
This posting is to honor, appreciate and ultimately recognize the efforts of all yogis: past, present & future. Yogis who diligently and genuinely work their shadow places to harness more light, more breath, and more life… May all beings be happy & free.
Lots of Love, SC