We are not inside our body

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We are not inside our body.

Our body is inside us.

We are more than our body....but everything has to do with the body. 

The body is often considered our circumference, the container that holds US....but the body is also the CENTER of a larger circumference.

We are effected by....and in turn affect....the space around us. 

The purpose of a practice is to work on the house we live in. 

The purpose of a yoga practice is to fortify your house....to strengthen what is worn thin and to find the hidden rooms.

Those hidden rooms where your mother-in-law and sixth grade insecurities live.

Your body is your house but it is not contained by the physical boundaries of your structure.

You also have a front yard.

A back yard.

And a view from your windowsill.

All that stuff is YOURS.

Beyond the confines of your house.

We AFFECT the environment around us and the environment around us EFFECTS us. 

Once we acknowledge we effect and affect we can develop techniques to affect and effect BETTER.

We can repeat practices worth repeating.

Our work is to explore and reside in our center, circumference and the space in between.

We can elevate the conversation if we diligently choose to do so.


from ariadne’s thread and other practices by wini linguvic

photo by @sandra_wong_geroux taken at home base @katonahyogacenter 

forever grateful for Nevine Michaan who taught me there is science in magic and magic in science.

Katonah Yoga is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being.

Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga practices.

Katonah Yoga is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern implies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight.