Welcome fellow creative yogis!
I am thrilled to have you along on this adventure. As a yoga teacher/writer, I have come to realize how invaluable yoga is to the creative process, products, and the toll it takes on your body. This blog is an exploration of how yoga can be an artists best friend, greatest teacher and most powerful muse.
How can we translate the ancient wisdom of yoga, into practices (simple and tough, physical and mental) that support and inspire your creative livelihood and lifestyle?
Seeing as how pretty much all of you reading this blog are ‘householders’ in that you may practice yoga, but you live in society, as opposed to permanent meditative isolation in a mountain cave like, its important to realize that we are in a process (individually and socially), of interpreting and redefining the art and practice of yoga, in terms of what it means in our socio-cultural-spiritual context.
For example: As yogis and artists, should we strive to avoid the struggle for money and the desire for material pleasures and things? Yet, how do we sustain ourselves in a society that necessitates a certain level of this mindset to survive? How do we strike a balance? Unless you are actually planning on moving to a cave and living off of air and divine energy, this is where translation and re-contextualization come in: what does being a yogi in 2011 in the western world mean?
This question seems to be on many people’s minds, and I for one feel it’s worthy of a deep and lengthy discussion, and I hope you will join.
This blog is dedicated to Natacha Rousell (aka Chacha Roux), fellow Kripalu yoga teacher, singer, dancer, writer, visual artist and creative force in the universe: You never cease to provide inspiration when the candle burns dim and the ink has dried. I also dedicate this blog to the women of India with whom I was fortunate enough to share a minute of their lives.