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The pose, itself, is relatively easy to hold, but the transition “in” and “out” is where it gets interesting…. (photo of author and Paul DaSilva by Robert Sturman)

While practicing yoga, the poses are so often the focus of the practice and the target of perfection.

But, what about the transitions?

Just as in life, aren’t those moments of passage just as important, and maybe more so, than the moments we freeze in photos. For life is not just a series of still frames, but, rather, is composed of moving parts.

And, how we dance from one āsana to the next might mirror how we do this in the rest of our lives. Do we stop, flustered, tired, sure that we can’t move gracefully into that next part of the practice?

Or do we breathe and bend and flow without being too attached to the outcome, or to why we are even where we are at this moment?

It’s the holding on, the idea that things “should” be a certain way that creates those mental grooves of unhappiness.

Just as in a yoga practice, it is so in life as well….

We live in a world of uncertainty, of possibilities yet to even be conceived.

So, why do we hold ourselves back from the potential of the unknown?

Perhaps, we can explore this…in the transitions.

Photographer, yogi, cat-mom, lover of travel and nature, spreading amazement for Mother Earth, one photo, poem or story at a time. (MA Yoga, MS Neuropsychology)

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