Sensory Garden Yoga: Bottom to Top
"Yoga" is translated as union, or joining. Yogic Peace could be described as combining opposites to find peace: happy and sad, good and bad, cold and hot, etc. From the first time that I practiced the art, I felt the distant calling of everything and nothing. The matching of extremes brought me great comfort, in a society that strives for great performance and avoids pain at all costs.
Practicing yoga, as I consciously live and purposefully breathe, I am in unison with my world. Body, Mind & Spirit create connectivity with our planet, our universe, and each other. Questions remained. What is the key to sustaining the union? Do I practice yoga morning and night, to endure the day? Or, can I take the feeling of calm acceptance into the day with me?
Experience was "the" teacher, so I learned by doing yoga: living and breathing. The key to sustaining peace of mind (top) is to begin every thought with pure intention/gut instinct (bottom). Contemplating every decision, I ask my deepest element. Is this it? Is there more? Now, or later? All the questions that come to mind (top) can be answered with a guttural answer (bottom), yes or no. The tricky part is feeling the answer and interpreting through feelings from the heart. As I filter my gut instincts with emotion, my intuition is a strong guide for my mind.
Living to breathe, I learn that gut instincts are true, emotions are real and logic is insightful.
Christy Camp, RYTT
I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.
I just found it interesting to talk to adults I admired, and to discover that the path they took was never all that clearly defined. It was comforting to me when I figured out that you don't have to know what you want to do with your life; you just have to take a few steps in one direction, and other opportunities will open up.
This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when noone else recognizes that it is present.