One of the best things about yoga (if not THE best), is that after each practice, you really do grow and you really do transcend into a higher self. You become enlightened by your own abilities and the miracles of your amazing body. You learn, you discover a lot about yourself, and you gain a great deal of humility. When all of this radiates from ourselves, we put peace into our lives and into the lives of those around us.
I love this picture.
Today, during my yoga practice, I realized that the deepest and most quenching love, the love that extinguishes all doubts and all fears is already inside you, if you could only accept it as it is. The greatest love is the Divine one within you, giving you life with every breath. There is no greater love than that.
I noticed these two trees outside our little camp set-up while sipping my coffee. There was something about the way they seemed to be drawn together against the laws of nature and purpose. There seemed to be no reason for them to be so entangled. Why weren’t they both growing straight towards the sun as nature intended? Perhaps they grew towards each other intentionally? As I sat gazing at them I was struck by this bit of prose:
They grew like two determined lovers against all odds, waiting for years with patient intent until at last they could grow together. Limbs intertwining, sap binding. See clearly these star crossed lovers, defying all to be limb to limb…at last.
This is so beautiful and so beautifully written.
“Let your practice point you toward the untouchable peace and happiness that is always within you.” -Kaitlin Quistgaard
Because I’ve been coming across this a lot lately…I wish women would stop worrying about getting muscular if they start doing yoga. Muscles are the sweet, sweet fruit of a dedicated yoga practice! I mean, muscles on a woman are SEXY. Sexy! This idea that women shouldn’t have muscles because they’ll look like men is sexist. This fear that women might get too muscular is utterly ridiculous and degrading. If a man ever, ever says anything negative about your muscles, drop him, honey! He’s probably threatened by your guns and can’t pull your trigger, anyway.
Muscles are earned, baby Get some. UNF.