Love & Freedom: Finding Our Way Back Through Yin Yoga.

Love & Freedom: Finding Our Way Back Through Yin Yoga.

Practicing yin yoga is a way for us to delve into our inner beings. When the world is spinning fast, lost in the currents, we can find our way back through yin.

Take a look around us, what do you see? For me, I see people frantically filling their empty hearts with careers, properties, relationships, marriages and children. Is it not the way society has honed us in becoming, in pursuing? Is it not we can make our parents proud when we bring home another master or PHD degree, with a few more letters behind our names? Whatever the norm is, have you ever stop to wonder, what is the meaning behind all this?

From Krishnamurti, to discover the meaning behind this thing called life, we must discover what it is we love to do with our whole being. By discovering what we love to do, love that exudes from the innermost core of our existence, it is then we can be free. But then the question comes, what does it mean to be free? Is it to have many choices? Is it to exercise our free will and choose whatever our hearts desire? Let’s explore that a little here. Do we ever feel completely free when we’re presented with numerous choices? If you have come across such an experience, I would suspect the answer is no. When we find ourselves in a place to choose from many, we are everlastingly conflicted inside. How do we know which is the best choice? How do we ever know the one that we’ve picked will be the one we want tomorrow, the next day, or forever?

A man who loves does not do whatever he likes. It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.
— Krishnamurti

Note that when Krishnamurti refers to man, he means humanity as a whole. When our hearts are filled with love, we automatically choose the right actions. Actions of selfless order, actions of infinite compassion. To truly love is to ask for nothing in return and to love with our entire essence. As you’re resting in your yin pose, look inwardly to see what is stopping you from love. Is it fear? Fear of losing your ideals, the picture perfect you have created since you can remember. Or is it fear of allowing yourself to be you?

Take a moment once in a while, to find out what is it you love to do. To find out what you really love to do requires a great deal of insight. So at least in a span of a few yin poses, drop your voices of insecurities and really listen, listen to what your heart has to tell you.