Every morning I chant student’s creed before I start my yoga practice. There is a sentence that says “I learn the balance and harmony through the path of yoga. I know the meaning of “harmony” but didn’t understand deeply for long time. The other day I thought I heard wonderful harmony when I did yoga. I would like to share my experience to learn the harmony through the path of yoga with you.
Every time when I am doing yoga posture I hear the voice from each part of my body. For example my foot cheerfully says “Four corners of me are grounding now. I am OK” then the calf muscle says “Alright I will contract.” then knee caps whispers “We are lifting”, then quadriceps yells “We are contracting, buddy” then Hamstrings enthusiastically says “We are stretching” and etc.
Each single part of body is working together and caring each other happily. No one says “I am too tired to practicing today” or “Sorry, I am too busy.” Then I feel the energy flow through whole my body and can hear wonderful harmony. I realize this is HARMONY which I should listen all the time.
It is exactly the same as an orchestra. Each single instrument player is playing hard and happily with confidence but not overconfidence.
None of them should be lazy. When all players play with joy and mindfulness
We hear their perfect harmony.
I think we can say same thing to our daily life such as family, working place, any other society too. For example all kids in the playground are playing happily and sharing together we can feel nice harmony from them. But one of them starts being bulling or crying all of a sudden harmony disappears. If each single person works or plays happily we can hear beautiful harmony from them.
Then I also realised that all part of my body is different. I have calf muscles at the back of my shin not quadriceps. That’s why I can do my pose. The violin makes different sound to the clarinet. That’s why they can make wonderful symphony. This is so obvious. But I tend to forget this in my normal life. For example I expect my 9 year old son to do his homework the same way as I do or expect my husband to find tomato from fridge straight away like me. We should accept the difference. We can live and work together because we are all different. We should keep it in mind too.
Let’s make great harmony from everywhere!!!