Friday, June 29, 2007

Returning to the lap of the earth

A yogic posture that brings the body back to an almost foetal posture, reminds us of the need to return to the lap of the Mother. The Maternal lap is compared to the seat of Wisdom. In fact the word "seat" is derived from "seed". The seed is layed in the lap of Mother Earth. Behind the figure of the bent body is a mask like form. It is as though a new person is emerging from the navel of the crouching form. Like the sprout that comes from the seed, the bent body is like a root, out of which a new form of life emerges.

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