“What appears anew will also disappear. The goal must be eternal and within. Find it within yourself.”
-Opening quote, Raman Mahrashi, Meditations form the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga
Day 270 – Having read this passage after my practice, I reflect on the quality of my session on the mat, revisiting my breath, movement, and thought patterns just before and just after this. For today’s practice, I set a personal intention of unraveling from my self to feel what the now was. I chose a few difficult twists to warm-up into across about 20 minutes, and then I tried to maintain the breath in those postures. When I shook or wobbled or my mind wandered, I went back to the breath. As Rolf instructs us in this passage, I allowed the energy of my intention “to become intertwined with the energy of…asana practice and…pranayama practice.”
These busy days I am practicing intuitively, giving myself a few minutes or mornings here or there to do longer practices with asana or just breath work. I spend a little less time on the readings because pragmatically there are truly only 24 hours in the day. Nonetheless, everything is anchored in the breath and in Love. I think if we all come from this eternal place, there is no pressure to do, only to be.