Spring initiates a rising up the front of the body as the sprout ascends to the heavens. The season of spring is the inception of perception. As the seed bursts into its potential, piercing through the dark cold earth, we too leave the comfort of our caves in search of new experiences. By going out, you perceive the angle you are looking at the world from, drawing the trajectory of your path, so you head in the right direction. We each have a personal lens we look through and recognizing this lens as merely our version of reality allows us to access a different lens, finding a new angle. Aim to find center, a ninety degree angle enabling you to become acute when you need to go in and obtuse when you need to go out. This lets you become concentrated and radiant, not implosive and explosive. The practice is a power dialogue, enabling you to become powerful within the confines of your form.
The organ of spring time is the liver and its associated gland, the pituitary, draws the lines of vision, mapping the narrative of your story. The gateway to the liver is the eyes. Vision is linear, memory is reflective and as you draw the line to your destination you will see what you are facing while memories reflect behind. Change direction to change memories. Be sneaky. The practice is a recipe to create joy, happiness, and abundance and the true art of the practice is seeing life through a lens that is going to give you the most joy. You then are not only a joy for yourself, but a joy for others.
In the yoga practice you want to physically open up your thighs, lungs, liver and eyes. Spring time is about initiating a backbend, moving your body forward in space as this moves you forward in life. Know the metaphors you are playing with in the practice because whatever you are doing on the mat, you are doing in life. Shift your body forward in the spring by moving the weight forward to the ball of the foot. Be skillful, sneaky and sophisticated in the practice. This is an intelligent and technical dialogue that transforms the way you perceive the world. You are the fruits of your labor and your vision is eventually for the bigger picture.
Drawing by Kat Villain.
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