Inspiration,  Practice

Tilling Your Soil


Sometimes a personal yoga practice can feel like a daunting task.  Simplify it –  every time you step onto your yoga mat simply till the soil of your being…    

With the deep wish for new life as your Gardener, let the sunlight of your awareness shine evenly across the whole of your inner landscape.  Just as sunlight never judges the soil on which it falls, release all judgement.  Just as the soil never tries to impress the sun, release all efforting. Let your asana become gentle movements that kick up the crusted soil of hardened physical and emotional patterns in your muscles.  Let new blood flow in the clumped, knotted areas of your body, let your muscles relax and be irrigated.

Breathe deeply into this movement and become aerated, spacious and ready to receive the seed of the next moment. Be unearthed.  What is surfacing as you dig into the dirt?  Seedlings of hope, peace?  Long buried skeletons?  As you stay with the soil and all that it has to teach you can you hear the call of Spirit rise to fertilize your tired body?  

Tilling your soil, and working your land you create the rich earth necessary to host the unbridled garden of your life.  Dig in my friends!