"The language of movement is feeling" ~ Carrie Owerko
Yoga is the exploration of the self. We use the practice of Yoga and mainly asana & pranayama to become aware of our body as a whole. To feel the whole we most often first need to feel its parts. One of the ways to do this is by merging mind & movement, so that the mind & body can connect and proprioception (the sense of ones own body) can be felt. For me, and what I see mostly in my students, is that this merging does not need to happen in difficult more challenging poses, but is actually much better experienced in isolated “small” movements. So that in the more challenging poses the conscious mind & unconscious (muscular) awareness remembers & blooms and interoception (the feeling of ones inner sense) can unfold.
Ponderings by Shaini Verdon
“A living body is not a fixed thing but a flowing event” ~ Alan Watts