Nurture the seed

 Setu bandha Sarvāngāsana—the construction of a bridge by the whole body pose

Setu bandha Sarvāngāsana—the construction of a bridge by the whole body pose

“I planted the seed, now you must work a lot, otherwise the tiny plant will die.” Yogācārya B.K.S. Iyengar 🌱

 

From Sunday’s philosophy talk:

 

first, the poem:

 

“When the Roses Speak, I Pay Attention” by Mary Oliver

 

“As long as we are able to

be extravagant we will be

hugely and damply

extravagant. Then we will drop

foil by foil to the ground. This

is our unalterable task, and we do it

joyfully.” And they went on. “Listen,

the heart-shackles are not, as you think,

death, illness, pain,

unrequited hope, not loneliness, but

 

lassitude, rue, vainglory, fear, anxiety,

selfishness.” Their fragrance all the while rising

from their blind bodies, making me

spin with joy. 

 

 

Work to face all the difficulties with courage and conviction. 

Practice is the bridge between the student and teacher. Practice. Practice. Practice.