Life has a wonderful way of reminding us about what’s important.
About a month ago a number of unexpected events occurred in my life, one after the other, in fact all within a week; and these were pretty big ones including death of a family member and moving house. I was propelled from a place of stability and ease to uncertainty and worry. My mind was constantly busy; I felt disconnected from my heart and the effortless rhythm of life. In the midst of organising, arranging and DOING, I forgot to make time for BEING. A few weeks later, I remember walking my dog down by the river (something I do everyday) and feeling an overwhelming sense of peace. I took in the trees and the sky, the gentle breeze, the smells, everything; I breathed in life and it was good. I realised two things in that moment; firstly, how disconnected I had become in the busyness of life and secondly, that without the busyness, I would not know the absolute joy of peace. Life my friends, is to be experienced in all its facets; the busy and quiet times, the joy and sadness.
Yoga is my ground; it brings me back to my centre over and over again. When life is crazy, it helps me surf the waves of emotions and find a place of ground and stability, a place where I can reconnect to what’s important, to what is real. In yoga, I find myself and the awareness that is cultivated within the practice is with you in every moment. This, in my opinion, is the real gift of yoga.
This recording is about finding space, taking time to acknowledge what has been and connecting inwardly to feel what comes next. Enjoy.