“The wise person lets go of all
results, whether good or bad,
and is focused on the action alone.
Yoga is skill in actions.”
–Bhagavad Gita (2.50)
Most of you have heard me cite numerous times the way B.K.S. Iyengar famously differentiated movement from action. He said that movement is simply moving the body through space, whereas action is making space inside the body. Ernest Hemingway made a similar distinction when he said, “Never confuse movement with action.” Both men expressed the same truth that you can run through life making an apparent display of great energy and fervor, but that approach doesn’t necessarily promote internal integrity, nor does it generate skillful action. Join Katherine Jilbertthis Sunday, October 29 from 11:15am-1:15pm for an exciting workshop called Yoga Movement: Taking Skillful Action in Everyday Life. This workshop was designed to uncover daily opportunities for mindful movement by focusing on common postures such as squatting, walking, lifting, and sitting. Come equipped with an ordinary object that you use repetitively, and perhaps unconsciously, and you will learn how to transform quotidian habits into moments of opening into space and grace so that you may move through life with ease, enjoyment, and effectiveness. Reserve your spot now.
Hope to see you in class soon!