Oh beautiful life. Always full of changes and challenges and triumphs.
I have hit a writers-block on this yoga blog: not because the passion has died but simply because my energy has been channeled in a multitude of different directions lately.
A few months ago I started an art group called ‘Untitled‘. So a lot of energy has been put into those blogs and set up (you can LIKE us on Facebook too). As a result of this project I have also found more inspiration to paint. Painting is something I thought I had ‘given up’ but as I connect with other artists I find myself constantly getting new ideas and am experimenting much more.
Last year I participated in an art show called “Seasons Ago” and this year we are doing “Seasons End” on December 8th, 2013.
Along with the art shift, there is a business shift happening, and life shifts happening… I will not be posting a blog every week on The Gentle Way Of Hatha, however I will post updates for classes and in the New Year plan on writing a series that may go hand in hand with the yoga manual I am producing.
ART AND YOGA
Before I discovered yoga, only one thing helped sooth my soul: art. From the time I discovered paper and pencils I was drawing. In high school my sketchbook and pencil case did not leave my side. It was my therapy, my source of expression, and often fed my ego.
Yoga served my soul in a similar way, but without the ego. Yoga was solitude, peace, a place to nurture myself and connect with the strength and stillness within me. The essence of yoga started to seep into my art. The conflict of my soul, the world and emotions came out in collages and sometimes very dark drawings and paintings.
This balance of art and yoga has paved my path. I am grateful every day for these two supports in my life and I look forward to sharing my journey on December 8th in my hometown of Port Hope, Ontario. Perhaps a blog post will follow 😉
May we all find our peace in balance with our passions!
2 thoughts on “Life Shifts…”
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France 1844-1944