Sunday, May 1, 2011
Copyright Lance Kinseth, Shining Spring/Shunsho, 2011
Tiny prayer flag blossoms wavering in soft wind—
In each flower
The whole world blooms.
“APRIL SHOWERS BRING May flowers.” The mesmerizing power of each tiny blossom quietly manifests the unceasing cosmic change that, by the dependable return of spring blossoms, also reflects permanency. From now until frost, week by week, the changing parade of blossoms marches forward.
In our return to quiet practice of restorative and yin yoga asanas, the landscape of the body warms, and unfolds, and blooms. Variations of form—“blossoms”—assemble themselves in a changing, fluid parade.
As we look into flowers and as we hold each gentle pose, and return to silence and listen, we begin to discover another world. It is a world that completes us as we become aware of it.