One of my teachers used to say as we repeat our practices - repetition - we re-petition (to petition is to ask) so we ask, again and again.
If yoga is an inquiry, can we allow ourselves to come to our practice, and to each moment, as a question? Can we be willing to rest in uncertainty and awareness - "not knowing" and at the same time being deeply compassionate, curious and willing to know...
Excerpted from Dr. David Frawley: Yoga philosophy shows us how to understand the world and ourselves within our own awareness. [It] is a practical philosophy of self-observation and inner inquiry. We learn it by applying it in our daily lives...[It requires] willingness to question everything about ourselves...in an inner sense, yoga is an unrelenting pursuit of the truth of who we are and what the universe is really about.
Enjoy your inquiry!
Misha Butot RCSW, ERYT 500 is a longtime clinical social worker and senior yoga teacher living in Victoria, BC