Anatomy is a story told with a sharp instrument – whether it’s a scalpel or our discerning consciousness. Yoga helps us experience the interconnected unity of our bodies, and dispels the illusion that our body is made up of parts.
– Leslie Kaminoff (quote used with permission)
In previous posts on this blog site, I have revealed that my deeper study of Yoga was coincident with my Type II Diabetes diagnosis over 10 years ago. Yoga first entered my life in my teens, when I was searching for calm and meaning. In my 20s, as I began a busy career, yoga practices which integrated mind, body and spirit took a back seat. My lifestyle favored habits that focused on actioned oriented priorities related to work life. I compartmentalized different parts of my life. My mental/cognitive existence was front and center. Physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of myself were reserved for non-working hours which, over time, were fewer and fewer.