“If you put your hands on this oar with me, they would no longer
lift anything to your
mouth that might wound your precious land-
that sacred earth that is your body.
If you put your soul against this oar with me,
the power that made the universe will enter your sinew
from a source not outside your limbs, but from a holy realm
that lives in us.”
Scientific research into how yoga helps us live well is a fascinating subject but for those of us who already know it from the inside, poetry says it best.
Yoga primarily is a sacred practise, we use the body through the asanas to worship life itself flowing through us in every breath.