A little MuZing to get your thoughts energized.
Yoga is a full-bodied, pro-active practice. Yoga aims toward better health and longevity.
"Yoga" is translated as union, or joining. Yogic Peace could be described as combining opposites to find peace: happy and sad, good and bad, cold and hot, etc. From the first time that I practiced the art, I felt the distant calling of everything and nothing. The matching of extremes brought me great comfort, in a society that strives for great performance and avoids pain at all costs.
Practicing yoga, as I consciously live and purposefully breathe, I am in unison with my world. Body, Mind & Spirit create connectivity with our planet, our universe, and each other. Questions remained. What is the key to sustaining the union? Do I practice yoga morning and night, to endure the day? Or, can I take the feeling of calm acceptance into the day with me?
Experience was "the" teacher, so I learned by doing yoga: living and breathing. The key to sustaining peace of mind (top) is to begin every thought with pure intention/gut instinct (bottom). Contemplating every decision, I ask my deepest element. Is this it? Is there more? Now, or later? All the questions that come to mind (top) can be answered with a guttural answer (bottom), yes or no. The tricky part is feeling the answer and interpreting through feelings from the heart. As I filter my gut instincts with emotion, my intuition is a strong guide for my mind.
Yoga tunes the spine and reforms the balance within all systems in the body: endocrine glands, emotions, physical matter and nerves. With a healthy spleen, adrenal, and thymus, my brain is left with much less of a burden. The brain is not reeling with thoughts, it is a processing computer waiting to be used.
Living to breathe, I learn that gut instincts are true, emotions are real and logic is insightful.
Contribution by Christy Camp, RYTT