HARNESS THE POWER OF STRENGTH + SOFTNESS
Strength + Softness. Two energies coming together to create harmony in body-mind-spirit.
The Yoga Sutras, written by Patanjali, is a well known book that outlines the art and science of yoga as we navigate towards enlightenment (Samadhi). These sutras serve as a guide, a compass, a map for the inner world journey. A way to peel back layers, to dive into self-enquiry and to develop and enhance our lives.
I recently attended a yoga class where the teacher guided us through a practice carried on the wave of a potent Sutra from Patanjali: STHIRA-SUKHAM ASANAM
In this sutra, Patanjali explains that every yoga posture needs to be balanced with qualities of Sthira – steady, stable, effort, steadfast, strength and qualities of Sukham – ease, delight, joy and softness.
In today’s VLOG I dive into this idea of Strength + Softness and how that actually translates off the yoga mat and into our lives.
As we play between these two energies and attitudes we find a point of balance. A place of calm, centered and grounded in joy yet not overwhelmed with intensity and hardness.
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In this video you’ll discover:
+ How strength + softness relate to surrender
+ Why we need a balance + the combination of these two energies
+ The importance of blending contemplation with action
+ How to play both energies at different times of our live
+ How softness is needed and isn’t failure
Your turn: Do you need to harness Strength (Sthirah) or Softness (Sukham) more? Which one do you lean towards the most, in this moment? Share below in the comments below.
love + light,