One of my yoga instructors describes yoga as “Meditation In Motion”. I did a session of yoga last night in my living room before I did my sit for the day. I figured what a perfect way to enter the sit by already working through breath and strength to begin to calm my mind before sitting in meditation. For those of you who are not familiar with yoga, at the end of each practice you lie on your back on the mat in what is called Savasana (otherwise known as Corpse Pose). This pose is to fully relax the body and give the body time to understand the new information it has received through the yoga practice. You generally stay in Savasana for about 5-10 minutes.
While I lied completely still relaxing every muscle from the intense yoga session a beautiful thought crossed my mind about working with the opposing forces of our mind. Instead of looking at our old blueprint, subby, ego, devil… what ever you wish to call it… as going to war, what if we started to embrace it and give it gratitude for its service and surround it with love? Maybe by sending it gratitude and love we would disarm it and then we would be able to find a space to work with it instead of against it. Maybe this fight I have been intensely engaged in for the past 4 weeks does not have to be a fight at all!
So as I corpsed about for the next 4 minutes focusing on giving all of the antagonistic me love. I showered her with gratitude, thanked her for her services and sent her away for the evening with a big mental hug. After my Savasana session was complete I had an enormous sense of relief like the weight had been lifted off of my heart. For the first time in a very long time I felt completely at peace and I entered into my daily sit with a quiet and still mind. Lets all focus on love not war. PEACE.