I have just taken a month away from teaching, photography and London to get married. It’s true what they say, it was the best day of my life (so far!). We walked barefoot, made our vows, danced in a tipi surrounded by love.
It felt only right that for the next couple of weeks my classes would focus on love, more importantly the heart. The yogis believe we have three hearts; the anatomical – that pumps blood around our bodies ; the emotional- that stores our emotion and then the spiritual heart or hridrya.
They say it is where the soul is. This place is pure consciousness and divine light. It is constant, no good day or bad, we are born with it and we will die with it. Essentially within in our yoga practice we are trying to connect with the place and reveal our “true nature”.
I’m fascinated by this idea and over the last year or so I have been exploring this within my own asana and meditation. When we allow ourselves to connect with the deep place within us wonderful things can occur. Yoga is not about the physical, it is much more- a holistic , spiritual practice; we aim to connect with our souls. It brings out the best in us so we love ourselves and everyone around us and feel connected universally.