Here’s the thought I have been sharing this week in my yoga classes:
“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.” -Agnes Demile
It kind of goes along with this post. Our mind tries to organize and make concrete sense of everything in our lives. This quote is a beautiful reminder that we don’t have to have everything make sense. We can just follow our hearts and leap, guess, live life alive. Keep your creativity alive and embrace each moment of this chaotic crazy beautiful life.
Fish pose- matsyasana-is a beautiful expression of this quote, of living full of faith in your heart, leaping in the dark. Sit on the backs of your hands, palms down. wiggle elbows close together underneath, then slide back until top of head lightly touches the mat behind you. Stretch up in the heart and open along the front bodies. Stay for at least 30 seconds, then lift head to release, slide arms out from underneath, and hug into a little ball on your spine to counter.
We played with this pose last night in class and in the calm dimness of the yoga studio, I loved feeling the heart energy that abounded. Each student’s heart was literally beating out to the room, placed at the highest prominence in his/her body. The connection of the crown of the head on the ground brings us to an awareness of our connectivity with others’ and the universe around us. Then we realize everyone around us in our daily lives, jobs, families, relationships, is just trying to leap boldly with what their heart wants, too. We can’t map out our lives and be alive- there’s too much joy and leaping to experience on the fly.