Like precious minerals buried in the earth, the value of yoga can be found in higher concentrations within the depths of practice, often hidden below the superficial manifestations of posture and form. As we become more invested in the art and science of yoga, our ability to extract this deeper, more personal information amplifies. Practice, then, becomes a vessel of possibility to see ourselves clearly, not as our own or another’s projected image, but as we really are.
Magic does not necessarily require extraordinary circumstances or teachings, but rather the capacity to participate fully in the ordinary and mundane. The simplest experiences and challenges we encounter in practice and everyday life are potent with possibility. Whether attempting to spin a forearm, spin the fibers of breath, or tame the spinning fluctuations of mind, when we are able to do so without grasping or rejecting, magic is inherent.
Polarity is reality. Right/left, inhale/exhale, birth/death, trust/fear are but a few examples out of infinite possibility. When held in balance, polarity gives us necessary tension in which to channel energy and bear witness. When opposites are left unchecked, we may find ourselves off-kilter, injured, and/or misguided.
Each day of this immersion will shine a light into different ways of viewing the self (through various physiological, subtle-energetic, and spiritual lenses) and offer techniques that may be applied on a personal basis in a variety of situations to bring oneself toward balance. Through experiential practices, discussion, and hands-on applications, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to tailor and evolve a personal practice that can remain vital and deeply supportive over the entirety of one’s life.