Six years were to pass before my next yoga class. Long years of study, practice, and experiment in theatre, dance and design. By this time I had moved between Continents living in Europe, traveling through Africa, South America and doing time in New York City. I had pushed my mind and body into a dark and depressing place with no idea how to extricate myself.
Stepping onto the eight limb path of yoga reveals more than one might expect as we confront the self and our mental afflictions.
How can something as simple as sitting in meditation and doing nothing lead us toward becoming more compassionate? It gives us space in which to see ourselves and address our pain. In doing so we can better see others’ pain and open our heart to what they are feeling.
Curious as to the practice of yoga, a young woman orders The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga and has her life shifted in a new direction.
In 28 years of study and teaching yoga I have come to honor the broken places in our minds, bodies, and spirits. It is through consistent and effective practice that we can mend these places and evolve as spiritual beings.