Finding balance, residing in our own state of equilibrium, isn’t always easy and often takes (lots of) work. We encounter its disruption more often than we make its acquaintance; in our poses, most assuredly in our lives. We are thrown off-center, off-course, lose our way and (maybe even worse) forget who we are and what we are capable of.
Anyone who has sought for equanimity of mind, congruence in life, steadiness on their mat knows it requires effort to get there— focused energy, intentional practice, and conscious adaptation. Equilibrium is not the lack of disruption but rather a balance of opposing forces: effort and ease, holding on and letting go, strength and flexibility, doing and not doing.
When some forces become too strong, we feel it, we can reevaluate, recalculate and come back to center. Sometimes this occurs in concert, sometimes consecutively. Our centers vary at different points in our lives just as our needs vary. These disruptions can be unfavorable; but, they are also a natural aspect of being alive. With every discord and dissonance, we can achieve harmony once again. It may take practice, it will definitely take attention, and it most assuredly means being open to change. But that’s ok, because we *are* strong enough to do it and we are patient enough to listen.
Come find me in DC 🚨this Saturday🚨8/24 for two workshops @georgetownyogadc (Extended Vinyasa + Extended Yin)
Come find me for some weekly yoga and meditation in MN @yogatribemn, @urbanyogamn, @climbroca and @riverwalkrochester.
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