“I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.”
~ Michelle Williams
With the snow flowers mysteriously emerging from underneath the seemingly lifeless ground, surfacing are the new beginnings. It seems that in so many ways, I’ve completed the cycle, and with this awakening life, buzzing in the earth, in the soil, in the air, in every single cell, something new is about to begin, an exciting new part of the journey.
Like a curious 5-year old, I’ve always been fascinated and mesmerized by life, life in all its’ forms, by the transformation of “my” tree through the years and the seasons, the capacity of nature to die and be resurrected again and again, by the infinite creativity of life, by the grandeur and sublime exquisiteness of everything from the mountain chains to the intricate elements of a snowflake. And there is nothing that makes me buzz with joy like the vibration of Spring, my favourite season, the shivers on my back, intoxicating freshness of air and fragrances, the subtle beauty coming back to life.
Perhaps pragmatically translated into mundane dimension, this shift in energy means quite literally, a whole lot of new beginnings that somehow seem to materialize out of the blue… It also means, that for some reason, my music and my yogic studies are becoming a little bit more effortless and fun - which is worth celebrating. And of course, with the changing rhythm of life, I’m trying to keep up with the pace, to stay focused and clear. Surely, there is also a shift in my practice routine - from fiery practice designed to defy the greyness of Scandinavian Winter and keep the inner sparkle alive - to a different kind of yoga, infused with more movement, creative sequencing, water-like fluidity and making the full use of all the core strength cultivated over the dark months in handstands and balances. I enjoy noticing that there is an intrinsic body intelligence in all of us and given the freedom, the ‘permission’ to move in a way other than the frontal plane, the bodies in the room really come alive, synchronizing full breath with the liberating movement, transforming the potentiality of our bodies into flowing graceful movement. This is probably one of the most special things to see as a teacher.
So how about instead of resisting it, we surrender to spontaneous movement that already flows in our veins, that is so natural to us that we can never really stop it if we try, can never deny that it’s there, inside each and every one of us, in every cell, this divine spirit of life, the dance that we just need to notice and recognize, the intrinsic vinyasa, the effortless fluid power. Let it stir you, carry you and through movement, unfold and unravel more subtle layers of your being.
I hope that you are all enjoying Your experience of Spring and see you soon!
Lots of love,