There is a bridge between intellectual theory and practice, and this bridge is embodiment. Some people are more of the practical bent, and love the 'doing' of practice... we all to some extent fall into this category. Some of us tend towards the theory and studying, without which we have no container to pour our yoga practice into.
Yet, what the teachings of yoga pronounce again and again is... live, breathe and embody your yoga. We can live our yoga in our words: how we use our voice (is it confident and authentic) and how we use our body as a means to express our devotion to the path of yoga and as a teacher a tool for the learning needs of our students is a fundamental step in becoming a true student and true teacher.
This weekend we will explore voice, body language, and the energetic field of prana that lies at the energetic heart of the practice. With compassion the practice asks us to watch each others' body language to connect to what needs healing, what needs balancing in order to enable ourselves and our students to shine to their fullest. Please feel free to share your experiences and quotes about embodiment - how can we be authentic and align our mind, our desires, our voice and our body as one slightly broken, yet resilient, whole?