There are times when a great yoga practice starts with a thoughtful poem or lyric and ends with a fantastic song.
Trust me, find a space in your next practice for Glen Hansard’s “Song of Good Hope,” from his newly released CD Rhythm and Repose.
The first stanza, “If we’re gonna make it / Cross this river alive /You better think like a boat /And go with the tide” is such a sweet and perfect line, well befitting a yoga practice.
In so many ways, yoga is all about going with your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual tide. Hard to struggle and resist the natural ebb and flow, those disorderly fluctuations of life – better yet to prepare yourself as best you can, steer in the right direction and trust that “you’ll be fine babe, it’s just rivers and streams between you and where you want to be.”
I love this song. I hope you do too.