Driving to work at UNM, I felt overwhelmed to draw awareness to two natural occurrences:1. The tendency for us to easily follow as we leave adolescence and transition to an adult, and2. The need to reveal the invisible walls we place around ourselves so we are less limited. So when I arrived at UNM Ballroom, I wrote these words on the board: THE UNITED NATION OF BALLROOM
There is always a pull in yoga between adapting practices to the needs of the individual within our current world, and honoring and understanding its often complex traditional principles and practices. I think I've made the point before that I think it is like a chef cooking a traditional dish from a culture, with the original ingredients and methods, and another chef creating a dish that represents a fusion of cultures, or a modern take within a culture of a dish that has been around in different forms for a very long time.
Which came first? The chicken or the egg? The egg or the chicken? Undoubtedly, you have heard this conondrum before. But have you ever wondered why? Some of you wonder why anyone would eat a filthy chicken or its eggs in the first place. Others, just the opposite - they love it and would eat it daily! In the wake of the never ending firestorm of commercials, books, ads, etc., you have been overwhelmed by the sheer ability of the billion dollar ad companies to tell that what you were told you were supposed to hear and is absolutely the answer to your problem.