“Inside everyone is a great shout of joy waiting to be born” ~David Whyte . .
“Learn Viparīta Chakrāsana by doing it 15 times daily at a stretch. It is a difficult āsana and it needs perseverance to perfect it. If you cannot do so in this period, do not lose heart but continue with it for several more weeks.” —B. K. S. Iyengar, Light on Yoga, course 3, 109th to 125th week. . . “Unless you improve these back-bending postures you cannot proceed much with the other difficult āsanas. It is also possible that those over 35 will find it difficult to master Viparīta Chakrāsana in so short a time. I have instructed many people of different ages and some learn quicker than others. But there is no age limit for these āsanas.” — Light on Yoga, course 3, 131st to 136th week. . .
In the spare volume of Light on Yoga, it’s a rare gem to receive such encouraging counsel. Reading those words brings to mind the students Guruji personally guided and the power of having such a force by one’s side in practice. Thank you Guruji. 🙏🏼
Now after more than 20 years of practice (and well after age 35) finally it is coming. “Everything is born from an opposite and miraculous otherness.” (David Whyte)
Deep gratitude for my teacher Manouso for his unwavering support in overcoming fear in facing one’s self and finding strength within.
For my children and students , may it be child’s play.