Yoga offers us the opportunity to stand strong in our own light every day, no matter what. When we come to the mat to celebrate or to seek refuge, we are building our bodies into strong vessels. We are building the Prana Shakti within us so that we can shine light into those places of darkness. So no matter how much our muscles shake or how much we sweat, we stand firm and breathe.This is Opening to Grace in its most, primal, Kali form. Sometimes that’s all we have to cling on to, to dig in and hold firm. This is when the yoga gets interesting, when there is nothing else. I’ve been here a few times before and it feels turbulent but as all things must pass, so must this. Then, when we are at our most powerful selves we are there to shine our light brightly where it is needed most.
I am caught thinking of the last line of the Anusara invocation: Niralambaya Tejase – the light within us sparkles with a divine luster. Or a Morrissey would have it - there is a light and it never goes out.