Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

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In yoga, one of the components of our practise is something called a mudra. This encompasses a positioning of the hands and/or fingers. Each variety of mudra is rife with symbolism and purpose.

One of my favorites, the Lotus Mudra (read more here) has the yogi shaping their hands like the petals of a lotus flower. This mudra 'belongs to the heart chakra' and helps us to be aware of keeping our heart pure and unconditional , as 'love, goodwill, affection and communication reside together in there.'

I especially like it, as I feel its openness is a conduit for both receiving all the good energy which will surround one in a yoga class and for offering up any prana (life energy) back to the class. Because, as we practise individually, we are still just one part of a singular living, breathing being.

Today's TT comes to you via me via one of my brother-in-laws. A fellow, who, I can assure you is cringing right alongside Duke #1 at all of the hippy dippy voodoo bullshit that I just touched upon above.

Like most of my out-laws, my BIL is a mystery wrapped up in an enigma, with a pocket full of happiness and medicinal lint.

During one of our oh-so-witty repartees back and forth on facebook, in reaction to something I said, he said he was Aghast.

That's funny, said I.

I thought you were Agnostic.

He then informed me that he is now Acrostic.

I must say (yes, I really must) - this is quite puzzling.

An-n-n-yways...

Despite his religious and crytological leanings, he sent along this lovely piece of enlightenment specifically targetted to the JewBu population, but equally applicable to all. It immediately resonated with me purely because of the reference to the flower:

Deep inside you are ten thousand flowers
Each flower blossoms ten thousand times
Each blossom has ten thousand petals
You might want to see a specialist.


Namaste. Go in peace.

Right to the internist.

6 comments:

formerly fun said...

JewBu? Love it!

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. Your BIL sounds as witty as you;)

baronessvonb said...

Countess FF: I know, right?

Countess MPM: If possible, even more so. They are one unique bunch.
Whatchyou doin' reading blogs? Why aren't you out shopping and lunching carrying on???

Titanium said...

Your BIL is hilarious with his dry wit and all that...

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these mudra books?

http://www.YogaVidya.com/freepdfs.html

baronessvonb said...

Countess Ti: Some days, more than others. It all depends on what pocket lint he's carrying.

SF Author: I did NOT know about these - thank you so much for the link!!

 
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