An evolving, never-ending, open-system theory of Embodiment
“Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.” — B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga celebrates the diversity of forms, expression, experience, and astonishing particular brilliance that is you. And me. And each one of us. There is no one and only path.
The journey of yoga will take us on our own unique adventure. You can read more about my personal journey here.
However, what is most interesting to me is where I’ve found myself today, with awe and reverence for a path that has no end.
It’s easy to organize ourselves in lines and boxes, but the truth is that we have not one straight line or flat structure in our body. Our form is fashioned from our function of moving in three-dimensional space. We are designed to move in all three axes ~ to move in curves, coils, spirals, and waves, rather than parallel lines, boxes and rigid rights and wrongs. Add to that the natural variation in bone structure, size, joint surfaces, and personal histories and it becomes obvious no one way is right for everyone.
My mission is to liberate our linear forms of thinking and moving (and linear ways of thinking about moving!) through bio-mechanically intelligent embodiment practices.
Sometimes these look like a yoga class, sometimes a hoop class, and sometimes something entirely new.
What about tradition, you ask?
I bow to, deeply respect, and am guided by the philosophical tradition from which embodied yoga came. Trust me, I am not here to make something up just for the sake of novelty. All physical yoga practice has its roots in the Tantrik daily Yoga ritual ~the root of all modern schools of yoga~ which included mantra coordinated with full-body pranam prostration, and interspersed with “spontaneous, rhythmic, flowing movement,” more like dance than the practice of asana we see today.
‘Yoga’ is a state of being… and from this state of ‘connection’ ~ ‘unity’ ~ ‘oneness’ ~ flowed spontaneous movement and dance. Find more on this rebirth of the true roots of yoga through the Yoga Vidhi Foundation.
Embodiment is a vital path of self-understanding, self-care, and self-love. I wish you a sincere and intimate relationship with yourself, on every level you seek, and listen… and into which you shine the light of inquiry and love.