Friday, November 02, 2007


Stretch, twist, hold. Untwist, hold. Push, further, breathe into it, push further on the exhale, hold.

By the end of the hour, I am exhaltant. It sounds like torture, but it’s the closest to nirvana I’ve experienced outside of sex. Yoga is much, much more than a physical exercise; it’s a spiritual release.

Most of us live with little spiritual momentum, and most of those who do, do so within a rigid, judgmental structure. Yoga is a small part of a bigger way of life, one that connects us to the earth, to each other, to Divinity, and back to ourselves.

Because here’s the thing: you’re the one that saves your soul, in the end. That line about how you could be a serial killer, but if you say you love Jesus you’ll be saved bullshit is just that, because if you wait until you’re dead to be saved, you’ll be dead your whole life.

All this bending and stretching leads to enlightenment. Who knew going to the gym could save your soul?


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