Fly on Albatross

As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin-

Yoga, life after all, is built around building relationships. Like an asana, building a healthy relationship requires commitment, alignment (both internal and external) and loving ourselves unconditionally.

The danger, of course, is pushing beyond one’s physical limits especially if the alignment is off. Many of us are simply unable to accept our own limitations, our own bodies. Many well-intentioned people push themselves to assume postures that are simply too advanced, or continue to hold contorted positions that are causing them pain, either because they haven’t learned the correct alignment, or because their own ego equates personal limitations with failure.

Pain is our bodies unique signal that something is amiss. However, discomfort, if experienced in proper alignment, can eventually give way to a deeper inner strength and even pleasure (smile when the going gets tough). That’s why making yourself uncomfortable (daily) is a good “thing“.

Notes:

What lies at the very meaning of the posts so far this week? Those who choose to constantly adhere to the commandments of yama, niyama and asana will achieve transformation of some sorts. I have no idea what this transformation may have in store for you!?! However, in order to rise above your current state of suffering and unhappiness? Living in a ludic, harmoniously way is a good place to start.

CultFit Harmony

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10 Comments on “Fly on Albatross”

  1. “…building a healthy relationship requires commitment, alignment (both internal and external) and loving ourselves unconditionally.”

    I know this to be true — last week we celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary.

    • CultFit says:

      Amazing, I love to hear stories like this each and every day. My wife and I celebrate 10 years this June, or is it July? Either way I wish you guys the very best. 🙂

  2. mariavlong says:

    May I recommend: http://www.raptitude.com/ ? You guys seem to be in cahoots.

    • CultFit says:

      +1 for using cahoots! One of my fave words 🙂 Thank you for the link as well, I’ll be sure to stop over and check out his site. Take care today and be well.

  3. Alignment is so important — without it nothing in life will fall into place. Thank you for the reminder.

    • CultFit says:

      No problem, thank you for your continued support. 🙂 Part of my passion over here is breaking up rather broad and nuanced topics into tasty bite sized bits. Take care today and be well.

  4. Very good post. Alignment in one area cannot be forced when other areas are not aligned-physically, mentally, morally, spiritually…when we begin to look at those areas that are out-of-place in our lives, we may be surprised to find the true source 🙂

    • CultFit says:

      We could talk about asana(s) seemingly forever, alignment is one word I try to introduce everyone to when they first start out. Like you so elegantly stated: Alignment cannot be forced 🙂 Take care today and be well friend!

  5. mtnlady68 says:

    I agree alignment works in all areas of our lives. With out it we become stressed and unhappy. Alignment helps me cope with my chronic pain everyday. Yoga is a great addition to my life. Thank you for your message.

  6. Yesenia says:

    Great post! I agree about alignment and not being ready, but for me it was actually opposite. I could be ready to go further, but I was too scared to move on. Whether on the mat or off, I realized that maybe I can do a little more. It might be hard and take some practice, but always worth it!


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