Friday, June 29, 2007
Touching the Earth
Yoga is a physical practice, but it is also connected with the imagination, and the way that we understand the body as a vessel, or vehicle of the spirit. In that sense Yoga is concerned with the transformation of nature, into a deeper experience of the soul, present in creation.There is a profound link between the soul and the body, and gestures of the body symbolize inner spiritual attitudes. Here, the act of touching the earth, embodies an inner humility, or kenosis, which honours the earth.