By leaps and bounds...
A Quantum Leap -
"First loke and aftirward lepe" - a proverb recorded from the mid-15th century - or, as we say: "Look before you leap."
Hanuman, he's got a cleft chin on his monkey face... he's the sweet gate of nectar, and a playful spirit.
He moves in leaps and bounds, he strives and stretches and reaches beyond perceived limits. He is courageous, yet still an impish and playful being.
I'm leading a special Wanderlust Festival Sampler class tonight; I'm a Wayfarer for Wanderlust CO and am happy to share the spirit, give folks a taste of what the music, yoga and community aspects of the Festival are about and just playing and sharing good times!
In the asana practice, we'll be working towards Hanumanasana, or internal splits. It's a big pose, requires good preparation, patience, courage and playfulness. I'll be teaching, accompanied with music by my friend, Ron - aka Barra!
At the root of it all, is 'taking the leap' - jumping into the unknown, the uncomfortable, the unfamiliar - stretching out instead of receding.
Going towards understanding and connection rather than favoring separation. As I review the flow and start planning on how I can encourage people, it all comes to that point of just giving folks permission to investigate, to explore, and of course, to observe without concluding!
I've been riffing on a few thoughts this week in preparation for tonight - favoring stability instead of being seduced by flexibility; that no effort is wasted, that it's worth finding the places where we fail, because then we can experience the fullness of that experience in the safety of the 'personal laboratory of self'.
just throwing it out there - where could you grow, in leaps and bounds? What's your quantum leap - your leap right out of your current being into the possibilities of your potential?
What does it mean to you to look before you leap? Is that where the second-guessing and editing and deciding it's not worth it?? Then, I'd recommend looking at another aspect of yourself; perhaps the quality that allows you to be playful and courageous in class, on your mat, in your practice!
Thoughts on being, practicing, growing and exploring - give yourself an opportunity to take a leap, and maybe grow by leaps and bounds!
If you're in the ATX today - come on out tonight; if you can't make it tonight, check out Sunday Funday Flow!
Give thanks and praise!