by Brent Grueter
A question. What is life? It is a question that we can all ask, but not always see the answer. It is not simple, yet it is.
I look to yoga for more. The word itself means to yoke or make whole, to bring together or to unite. What is it we wish to bring together? Our mind, body, spirit, breath, emotions? How?
It's through our actions, our relationships, our communications. We grow through everything that we do. So it's not simply what we each do in life, but how we do it. How we live. Our ability to empathize. It is our cooperation that has served us. We may think that in understanding others and the rest of the world that we may lose our truth, but it is in our ability to love, care and listen to others that we can find our truth. It's in our sharing.
I would like to talk about partner yoga. It is not an alternative to your practice, but it is a great addition. Playful, rejuvenating and connective. A way to bring the peace, freedom and happiness of your own practice to others. By taking the time to trust and respect another, we can build communication and true listening. This along with a gentle touch and gravity can help us release fear and pain. Working side by side with another connecting the breath, moving together and grounding down. The practice can be simple or complex. It can be a way to bring a partner, loved one, friend or family member into the light.
If you are curious or interested in trying partner yoga please join Crystal and I on February 11th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.