He-who-shall-soon-make-a-fool-of-himself-but-for-now-has-a-handle-on-things says: “hi”.
Yoga is basically and fundamentally about melting the obstacles to a healthy maturation. Individuation. Growth. Unfolding. Blossoming. Ing.
It’s hard to express – but try to imagine the most pure expression of school.
A place reserved for teaching and learning what needs to be known and practiced for the achievement of your values in consideration of the objective rules and requirements of our Reality.
School merged with playground
Curiosity and Joy.
There’s something sly to curiosity
questing beyond joy
questioning felt values
a core conflict
coalesces through crumbling
Asana is an opportunity to practice moving w/ structural integrity in a breath-united way. It’s a practice of bringing one’s parts together – as on the mat, so in life. There’s a strong element of becoming comfortable with oneself – finding cosmic confidence to project one’s desires and perspectives into the world of others. Learning to flow with one’s own nature, posturally and experientially, in the midst of other natures. But also of destroying one’s habits. Destroying complacencies.
Yoga is more fundamental than martial arts because it directly attacks the unreal aspects of one’s life. Martial arts is an extension of this approach to others.
Considered from a slightly translated perspective, yoga is about the shape of our inner space (inner determiner of our conformation) and martial arts are about the shape of space around oneself (external shapes we have to fit into).
Yoga is about surviving the self while the martial arts are about surviving the other.
Seeing beyond the self to the Self.
The two together represent human attending to what presents itself: reality as it is: self and other.