I went to Seane Corne’s workshop at Semperviva City studio on Saturday afternoon and have been wrung out all week. Seane is an amazing teacher whose insight into the physical and the spiritual is an inspiration. So many of the things she spoke about resonated with my own practice both on and off the mat. As I looked around the room at the 150 other people there with me I could tell that what she said was as immediate for them as it was for me. She talks about planting seeds that will live in our tissues and come out when the time is right. So beautiful and so true– I know that I still carry wise words from my teachers that come out when the time is right.
She also talked about honouring our darkness and our light because both are sacred. This really hit home to me. Since I have begun to deepen my practice and become more committed to living my yoga, I think that I have begun to push all my “dark” thoughts down– censoring myself because they don’t seem appropriate somehow.
So I’m pondering how to be a yogini with a dark side.
We are all working towards love and working towards union (yoga). Some times it can seem like there is only one way, this ideal spiritual way. But being a yogini who is running late and who needs to take out the trash and do the recycling and would really just like a glass of wine is the path that I am on.
Seane’s teachings honour this path. She teaches that being who you are, whatever that is, is the way to your yoga. So it doesn’t matter what kind of yogi you are, you can come to your mat and learn how to love a little bit more.