“An opening is like a doorway, and there is no such thing as a doorway that you can only go through one way. Yes, we are trying to penetrate in, but what is trying to come out to meet us? It is the light of the innermost sheath of bliss (ananda), which wants to shine out. Normally we are like a shuttered lantern; our light within invisible. As we create opening, this draws back the shutter, and the light of the lamp shines out.” BKS Iyengar, Light on Life p. 62.


Dwi Pāda Viparīta Dandāsana~~two legged inverted staff pose. The yogi’s prostration. We bow the head down so the heart can shine out.