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Bridging

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Oct 19th was a great day for contemplation. I’ve been doing my asana practice with more calmness but it seems that the mind isn’t always happy with the results. There are bridge poses in yoga and perhaps due to doing some of these poses, I came to reflect on the fact that we are bridging 2 worlds – that which is going on in our minds (mental/spiritual) and that which is going on in our bodies (physical/material). I have always be fascinated & attracted to the idea of bridging these aspects of self (being in balance). Interestingly enough I am finding the balance poses challenging although with practice getting a bit better each time. My aim is to be and to remain more centered & my hope is that my yoga practice will keep me there.

Asanas focus on the physical for the most part but we can involve the mind by posing questions about the pose itself. If the mind flutters, we can do some mind watching; just being aware of where the mind drifts to. What about on a physical level, does what happens to the mind translate to what is happening in the body? Tension moving around as you move from one pose to another? Does the energy wane?

I’m looking forward to see what art is inspired by this reflection.

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October 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm

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Aug. 26th Embracing Imperfection

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You realize that one is ever-changing; but there are times in one’s life when these changes are more stark. Since doing my yoga practice I have calmed my anxieties and am in a better disposition. As I practice & contemplate I realize that the strongest feeling is to experience life as it changes. As I sit to reflect, I recognize that even the easiest posture can create suffering or for that matter the easiest art technique create the most clarity. These are micro-opportunities to let-go physically & mentally, allowing life to unfold.

Dolphin Pose

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September 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm

More Paintings – update

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Cobra Pose

This one was done just before the print method. I was working on another series which was inspired by the Australian Aboriginal art and thus the dots. It portrays contemplation while in the pose.

Low Lunge Pose

It is interesting how the darker lines come through (in the Low Lunge) when using a couple of paint colours on the print image.

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August 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm