Clever. Crow. 🕉 🕉 🕉

I was teaching a private🧘🏻‍♂️ the day before yesterday, & my very eager😬 👩‍🎓, student who is extremely athletic💪🏽 and physically active, at the end of class asked me if I lifted weights, I said I hadn’t in many years, and that grateful for my physical health & the gift of my body, that I didn’t care about muscles. Strength will come & go, but the wisdom sought will remain with my spirit through all eternity🌬✨ I affirmed that my perceived “visible strength” is a result of yoga, but that’s not what I truly seek. That all strength comes (or is inhibited) first from the mind, then breath, openness and harmony take things from there. The true power manifested from a diligent practice is not visible. It’s neither anything I’ve read, because the words will ultimately contain a different meaning, an obvious Truth once you have felt them on your Mat, in your own body. Yoga must be felt to be fully understood, and one reason why I persist. Anyone who seeks this may fulfill for themselves, but it originates with their personal desire, belief and dedication for more. That the mind is for most people, their greatest obstacle on their path. I had only physically practiced maybe a dozen hours in the last 9 weeks prior to today, having focused primarily on meditation🧘🏻‍♂️, studying📚, writing, my own Ayurvedic treatments & integration of the several strenuous months of physical practice prior to India 🇮🇳(also recovering from a slight mishap!🪂🤷🏻‍♂️😂) All HeALED now🙏🏽🕉…Today was the first time in what seems today like forever🥺 that I could really play on my mat, clear headed… exploring my body, time & space🕳🧙🏽‍♂️with an even more formidable🦁 refreshed🧖🏻‍♂️🔋👁 mind & body. This pose came to me in meditation several weeks back, being inspired from earlier that day by seeing some of my Crow 🦅🥐 (yes the bird!😂) friends using their clever minds to score their meals, whilst I was having breakfast of my own. It wasn’t until today that I remembered wanting to try this, but having to wait🥱 until now to heal, and so here are the first couple that I could capture on📸 I call it in reverence “Clever Crow,” but like all #asanas someone somewhere has done and named this before, someone will again. This was my expression today, my moment in time, eternally grateful for all of my gifts, my faults & inspirations. Without each of them, I would be nowhere, let alone here, exactly where I am meant to be🙏🏽🕉🕉🕉 #resetventures #bestyoga #crowpose #bakasanavariation #yogatribe #bakasana

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