Song of the Soul

I am neither ego nor reason, I am neither mind nor thought,

I cannot be heard nor cast into words, nor by smell nor sight ever caught:

In light and wind I am not found, nor yet in earth and sky –

Consciousness and joy incarnate, Bliss of the Blissful am I.

 

I have no name, I have no life. I breathe no vital air,

No elements have moulded me, no bodily sheath is my lair:

I have no speech, no hands and feet, nor means of evolution –

Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss in dissolution.

 

I cast aside hatred and passion, I conquered delusion and greed;

No touch of pride caressed me, so envy never did breed:

Beyond all faiths, past reach of wealth, past freedom, past desire,

Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss is my attire.

 

Virtue and vice, or pleasure and pain are not my heritage,

Nor sacred texts, nor offerings, nor prayer, nor pilgrimage:

I am neither food, nor eating, nor yet the eater am I –

Consciousness and joy incarnate, Bliss of the Blissful am I.

 

I have no misgiving of death, no chasms of race divide me,

No parent ever called me a child, no bond of birth ever tied me:

I am neither disciple nor master, I have no kin, no friend –

Consciousness and joy am I, and merging in Bliss is my end.

 

Neither knowable, knowledge, nor knower am I, formless is my form,

I dwell within the senses but they are not my home:

Ever serenely balanced, I am neither free not bound –

Consciousness and who am I, and Bliss is where I am found.

 

2_Salto al Vacio

I took this from “The Illustrated Light on Yoga” .

I never read this before and I don´t know who wrote it but it brought peace to my heart and I thought that, probably, that could happened to everyone reading it.

What do you think?

 

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Savasana or The things I miss the most.

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If someone would have told me that one of the things I would miss the most of teaching is savasana, I would have not believed it. But, to be honest, if someone would have told me about how my life would changed, I wouldn´t have believed it either.

In Light on Yoga (LOY), Guruji puts, under each posture, a number that, more or less, has the function to tell us how difficult can be that specific posture. Tadasana is one (yeah right), Sirsasana is four, Urdhva Dhanurasana is seven and so on…

But, under the name of savasana we don´t find any number.

Some people say that this it is because savasana is the most difficult asana.

And they are right.

Savasana is not about the body, it is not about holding anything; it is about the mind and going inside, layer by layer, leaving the body, for a few minutes, aside.

During these months I have been moving more than ever before and, in my own practice my savasana it has not been so good; when I practice by myself, savasana is never as deep as how it is when I am taking a class with someone else.

I miss savasana A LOT.

But, also, I really miss to teach and that moment when everyone is taking its own decisions about where to go (people fall asleep, there are people for whom is really difficult to stay still, people who have the ability to let everything go really fast), and how to understand the practice. I can´t go there -is about their own experience- but those, are moments where I can go inside of myself and meet my own stillness. Savasana for my students is something that makes their practice complete and, for me, is a moment full of inspiration and gratefulness because I can feel, clearer than ever, the beauty and depth that hides behind of what I do.