The journey has begun. The flame has been ignited. Energy awakened. Sight, sound and touch heightened. Words that flicker to mind – physically sore but mentally soaring.
Ashtanga is the foundation of this course and having not practiced in the style previously, the asana has been quite challenging. Yet with this challenge comes a wide open door to a whole new pathway on this sensational practice of yoga. With this challenge has come the discovery of comfort in knowing that this is exactly where this energy is meant to be. Becoming more attuned to body, mind and breath is like coming into this delirious world and inhaling your first breath of life. Ashtanga, I welcome you with open arms.
Vande Gurunam Caranaravinde
Sandarsita Svatma Sukhava Bodhe
Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane
Samsara Halahala Mohasantyai
Sahasra Sirasam Svetam
I bow to the lotus feet of the Gurus,
The awakening happiness of one’s own Self revealed,
Beyond better, acting like the jungle physician,
Pacifying delusion, the poison of Samsara.
Taking the form of a man to the shoulders,
Holding a conch, a discus, and a sword,
One thousand heads, white,
To Patanjali, I salute.