Yoga on the beach

Here is a snappy video of me doing yoga one morning in sardinia. Its not really great yoga, just a plain Surya Namaskar, but I like the simplicity of the location, its healthyness , sand, sea, sky and sun, all 4 elements clearly defined. The Surya namaskar is the Prayer to the Sun, source of all life. The prayer is  performed by the 3 essential aspects of any life: body, breath and mind. Acting in unison they combine energies in a simple act of recognition and gratitude. Done correctly this is Yoga as a celebration, a ritual acknowledging the Power of the Sun and our dependance upon it. This is Yoga which looks beyond ourselves , not seeking perfection or salvation or acheiving some yet distant goal, it is understanding that everything is conditional on something else, that life is an orchestra of many parts which cannot be separated, just as there is no Yoga without Mind, Breath, Body, the 4 elements, the earth, gravity, and ultimately , the Sun. Doing Yoga on the beach somehow makes all this much clearer, its all about how we relate to everything. As TKV Desikachar says: “Yoga is relationship, and the relationship is peace. “

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About the naked human

the naked human is what we are underneath. When we shed our thoughts and look calmly in the mirror upon the light of the soul. Peace and Love.
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