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Doing Without Doing
The way you see a yoga practitioner performing a posture is probably very different from how I see it. I have been observing students for decades, so I wanted to share some of my perspective that has formed as a result. While you see the beauty of the movements and breathing as if it were a scene from a movie or a stunning photograph, my gaze goes a little further.
When I look at a student engaged in a posture, I take a 3D x-ray and try to notice non-obvious subtleties such as whether each part of the body fits perfectly and whether energy flows throughout the body. Even if it is a posture focused on the legs, its impact spreads, connects each vertebra and each cell, nourishing the entire body system.
The movement may be beautiful, I admit, but when we think of, look at and experience postures we need consider more. We must understand that a posture does not limit its impact to a specific point, but rather it involves the whole body in a process of deep nourishment.
Read the full article here: Kaiut Yoga – August 2023 – Doing without doing