Saturday, October 8, 2016

Yoga Blows the Mind

Flexing into the splits during my yoga practice today, I came to realize that this exercise is not just a physical one, but a psychological and spiritual one as well. Stretching your body requires flexibility of mind and demands that you open and free all the channels within you that may be blocked with rigid beliefs.

Rigid ideas of what's possible and acceptable and okay can prevent us from not only expanding our mind to infinite dimensions, but flexing our muscles, tissues and bones in new and expansive ways. It is vital during yoga to free your mind, to relax your standards and assumptions, and to feel into novel ways of being. 

In order to do the splits, to extend our limbs to the highest degree, a liberation must occur in our minds and hearts. We have to set ourselves upon a higher vantage point to allow the body to transcend barriers of space and time and fixed posture. Yes, we must in yoga lean into infinity and in so doing stretch beyond our perceived physical limitations. 

In your practice today, permit your mind to wander away from its ego occupations. Just allow your body to melt into the poses. Give it no false boundaries and expectations and watch as it bends and folds with ease, splitting and opening on a cellular level to regenerate and restore the eternal nature of your being. 

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