The Magic of Asana
There is magic in yoga asanas.
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door.” -Clarissa Pinkola Estés
They often are “door openers” as Clarissa Pinkola Estes describes. An asana puts a loving pressure on certain areas of the body, perhaps where a tricky emotion is stored, then the breath flows in and embraces it with all sorts of love.❤️
Wisdom, understanding, release, freedom to be wild, and stories now have space to wiggle and speak in a space that once felt stuck.💫
Especially in the case of these stories, this is how yoga inspires my creativity.
It takes me into a subtle world of understanding challenges and gaining insight, and if I am lucky, a character just might pop into mind to share a story of his or her own.📖
What in your life is a door to your free self?