Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Each Sun and Each Moon


Thanks to Teacher Training, I've spent a lot of the last few months genuinely focusing on balance. In the physical practice of yoga, we aim to achieve balance through the medium of the body. In Sanskrit, the physical practice of yoga is called Hatha; "Ha" means sun and "tha" means moon. Through the many postures and breathing practices of Hatha Yoga, Hatha Yogis set out to find a balance between their sun and moon sides. The lunar side of the body is the left side and the solar is the right.

During a weekend when we didn't have training, I had a chance to go to the Farmer's Market and get a palm reading from the local palm reader who comes very highly recommended. She looked at my non-dominant hand (my left) and called it my potential and she looked at my dominant hand (my right) to see what I was doing with my potential.

Ella Fitzgerald said “It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts." And we can balance where we came from with where we're going by practicing presence in each moment. Present for how the sun is new as everyday and present for each moon, each ever-changing moon.

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