Asana & Self

Enough to love. Enough self to love and feel love. What kind of self is that?

Perhaps that is what the asana teach us. As we engage in any given practice we model our bodies after a series of animals, plants, planets, archetypes. Ideally we fully inhabit each one and move on to fully inhabit the next. At the end, we let it all go in savasana. And most people will report they feel most themselves right after all this.

In Western Philosophical tradition there is much talk about what “constitutes” the “Self”. Perhaps what I like most about yoga is the uncovering, the stripping away of proposals til we reach a moment of real possibility. Enough to love.

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