Like moss on rocks in the shade of the forest, flora covers the Earth in different textures and forms, giving life in an infinite cycle. Every experience lends itself to other experiences, with our senses serving as a guide. With no beginning and no end, this revolution operates outside the confines of time and physicality, and as we are more than tissue and bones, existence is more than moving through life. Nothing new exists under the sun save for our perception of living. Where you are, there have been many, and many will go where you have been. Each breath we take, homage to those who have gone before, and each exhale a piece of ourselves left behind. The genesis of life is the same as the final moment, an unfolding of emotion and pure experience, when all is revealed. In that final moment we realize that the answers are never as important as the questions, and we have only to ask.
Through yoga we discover our connection to the Divine, that which flows through continuously; true beauty. Like a color you can only see in your mind, the tendrils of experience fleet past our eyes, and dissipate like shadows around a corner. We arrange our bodies into postures not only to grow strong, but to experience every aspect of ourselves. Focusing too intently on the surface distracts us from the truth of our practice, which is to find God- that place within ourselves that is authentic and unveiled. Once we tune in to the great Orb, that all-encompassing conduit of primal drive and transcendence, we see that Divinity has resided all along.
Padahastasana is a forward fold that creates length in the back body while allowing the spine to pour out from the hips. By walking the feet on top of the palms to the wrist creases, the shoulders are encouraged to release, and the wrist joints are flexed in opposition to most postures. Padahastasana is a wonderful posture to linger in, allowing the breath to move down into the low back and hamstrings. The physical form of this pose is not complex, but the sensations in the mind and body are myriad. The connection of the hands and feet creates a circular form, and with eyes closed the body becomes one cohesive sphere, with no beginning and no end. Rocking the weight gently in the feet, find the point of balance and allow the head to hang heavy, feeling the spine unfurling from the pelvis. Feel the infinitesimal nature of your being, and bask in the light that glows from within. The truth of being is to connect with that which is outside of ourselves, and the door through which we venture is in our minds.