One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken - Leo Tolstoy
that’s so beautiful
|—||Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma (via feellng)|
After the Earthquake by Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823, Paris – March 10, 1903, Falmouth, Cornwall)
Infinite Words: #2
Another collaboration with Timothy Joshua (@timoteijosh). Check out his page for great writing, and pretty images with beautifully formatted words.
It’s intimate what we do on our mats. When we inhale the exhales from our neighbor on our mats, we are being intimate with one another. We are connecting our vulnerability, we are opening our hearts - and sometimes it is scary. Yoga is so personal; some days finding stillness or balance or strength and even our own breath is difficult. Even on the days we feel disconnected, if we could find our breath; maybe it’s the gentle encouragement from our neighbor’s audible inhalation and exhalation, or the calming and trusting voice of our teacher, or re-connection to earth - maybe it means we take child’s pose for 75 minutes. It’s all yoga. And it’s intimacy with ourselves and others as we dance in the asana. This morning’s class felt so beautifully intimate; I found students closing their eyes in balancing poses, lovers connecting hands in twists, and the class seemed to sigh and release at once, without cues. That’s connection - within and with each other. It’s beautiful, humbling, and magical. #solfireyoga #sacramento