I have been teaching my classes over the last three weeks based on the trinity of yoga: strength, balance and flexibility. Danna Faulds, a yogi and poet, expresses these concepts so well in her poems:
Have patience. The pendulum
that swung too far in one
direction will swing back.
At the moment of its turning,
everything hangs in the balance.
All the momentum of past actions
is suspended in mid-air, and
those who care about what
happens next are poised with it.
There is a long and anxious
pause before the motion shifts,
and then a sense of free fall,
when the world is turned on
its head and nothing is known
or normal. Have patience then,
and do not rush to either extreme.
The way will paint its own arrows
on the trees if you can wait for clarity.
~ Danna Faulds
I ask my participants to think about an area in their lives where they feel they might need a little more balance – work/life balance, balance in a point of view, perhaps a reaction to a situation or a person and then to look for these in their asanas.
Har Har Waheguru