Story telling is the most ancient of healing arts. This workshop is a journey through the magical mythology of Indian mythology and texts. The stories are being revealed while practicing Yoga. Maharajas, Gods, warriors, animals, love, hate, revenge, forgiveness, they all have their story to tell and a lesson to give!
Humans are story-making beings. It is how we make sense of the world we live in. It is essential to our nature having been part of the fabric of society since ancient times. Stories engage, uplift and help us to make meaning.
The fundamental teachings of Yoga, such as the interconnectedness of all things, can be difficult concepts to grasp directly. Stories help us to understand essential truths. Many old stories hold multiple meanings. They are in that sense very good metaphors and containers for the deeper mysteries of life which are simple but many faceted. This quality in story of holding multiple meanings allows us to find our own interpretation relevant to us at this point in our lives.
The physical practice of Yoga is a wonderful teacher. When combined with philosophical discussion inspired through a story we can greatly deepen our understanding and depth of experience. This brings Yoga practice alive in life, not just on the mat.
Virabadrasana story: The well-known postures of warrior 1, 2 and 3 are all about only one warrior and this is his story, who brought him to life, where he went and what was his mission. A story about love, acceptance, rage and forgiveness!
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