19 August 2010

“If you are ‘going in search of’ the truth, this is the best way not to find it. If you expect to come across something about which you can say: ‘Here is the truth!’ you are mistaken.
Truth is the world we are immersed in. We are bound to it, we are one with it, and it is impossible to separate ourselves from it. We live in truth, we eat it, and breathe it, we exist in it and it exists in us. You must therefore stop thinking that it can come to you from the outside. What can come from the outside are encounters with people, objects, books or works of art which awaken intimations of the truth in you, but that is all.”
- Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Practice this morning – not much different to yesterday:
A few core warm up exercises
A few Surya Namaskars to get a rhythmic Ujjiya breath going
The first four standing poses (Trikonasana, Parivritta Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana, Parivritta Parsvakonasana)
50 breaths in Sirsasana (translation: a 6 minute Headstand)
Long stay in Childs Pose – after which I always need to stretch open my front hips
Supta Baddha Konasana over a lengthwise bolster
Supta Baddha Konasana over a crosswise bolster
Dog Pose
Espresso and off to work

1 comment:

sarah said...

Beautiful. The natural inclination to stretch open the front body after softening open the back body -- and with support -- feels wonderful even as words in your list.

Love the Espresso on the list too... friend across the planet!