Monday, October 25, 2010
Dancing with Demons
This didn't happen during dance but that made for an easier title. It happened during yoga yesterday evening (a class in which I do incorporate dance).
I was teaching Kundalini tree pose (as taught by Ravi Singh and Ana Brett), which is quite different from Hatha tree pose in that it emphasizes the root and trunk of the tree over the branches. There is a reaching in and down, rather than in and up. It is a much trickier balance pose, as I have experienced myself and as my students attest.
Coming up and out of the pose is the likeliest point at which you will lose your balance.
And I found myself saying, "As we come up, it is most vital that we stay committed to our focus point."
I meant this literally, as we had established points of focus a few feet ahead of us on the floor.
But I heard it metaphorically, as a guide for my life right now.
As we come up, it is most vital that we stay committed to our focus point.
As I have become happier and more passionate about my purpose, demons have been called forth. Thus NOW is the time for true focus. Now is the time to live my commitment to this path. Now is the time for which I have worked and waited...now is the time.