Have you ever noticed how just before, most of the time during, and especially after a snow fall, the world just seem much more quiet and at peace? It’s kinda the same way with a yoga practice. Everything is all hustle and bustle before you step on the mat. Then you take a few moments to center and ground yourself. Everything turns quiet and you take some deep breaths. Then you begin your flow. At times there may be a lot of noise and your mind and body may be going crazy with sensations, but for the most part, the flowing sequences are clam and lovely. Very peaceful as the snow falls. Then things wind down and the world becomes still as you lie in savasana. Just like the snow. everything is quiet, freshly laid anew and untainted by outside noise. You take some more deep breaths and lose yourself in the calm, peaceful stillness.
Nothing is yet disturbed as you lay there with a peaceful mind, a depleted, but fresh body, and a still mind. The snow lays there quiet, creating a beautiful serene landscape of glittering untainted beauty. It’s so quiet. You can finally breath. With the laying of a new snow and the finishing of a practice, all the previous noise and chaos is hidden and no longer the glaring ugliness we may find it to be. It gives us a fresh new perspective and the rational calm mind we need to move forward.
With this bright new clarity that comes with the snow fall and the yoga practice, we are able to see things in a new way. It’s literally a whole new world. During the snow fall, as with during the practice, things change. The end result will not be the same as what was started with or was there before. Have you ever simply watched the snow fall outside your window? It’s so peaceful, chaotic, and surely cold, but beautiful non-the-less. The same with a yoga practice. It’s peaceful, beautiful, but also very involved, strong, and a tad chaotic.Read More