I was on the green belt today hiking alongside a creek brimming with water.
It was such a pleasant contrast to the drought we have had. I walked slowly taking time to stop and observe nature in all of its splendor and wisdom. I could hear the rush of the water moving past rock formation while my eyes caught a spectacular display of light, as it reflected in a multitude of directions off the water. I could feel the energy and the power of the creek and its movement. It was nature’s own display of prana. As I continued to walk, the rush of the water became quiet and still. The previous display of energy and force was held within a greater pool of steadiness. And it was now that the water’s reflection of its surroundings became clear and more authentic.
Much like the water, I find that it is when we allow ourselves to abide in the more quiet places within, that we can see ourselves and our experiences with greater clarity.
In essence, the reflections of our own experiences become more clear. Clear, perhaps, in their discomfort—clear in their ease. Wherever we are in the spectrum of our experiences, we can reside with acceptance and truth, rather than with struggle or illusion. Ultimately, we can find space to go within to find what we often seek outside of ourselves.
Editor: Kelly Brichta
Sheila Singh is inspired by many traditions of yoga and sees her yoga mat as a place for her to let go and drop into her body and mind and ultimately open into spirit. She hopes to hold a space for students to do the same. Sheila views the practice as a mindful dance between breath, movement and drishti. Sheila loves that yoga is truly a philosophy on how to lead your life with a greater sense of awareness and intention. It goes beyond the physical practice and helps to guide practitioners in every aspect of life. For Sheila, her yoga practice has enabled her to remain true to herself and embody a deep sense of awareness, acceptance and love through everything that life brings her way.Most importantly Sheila continues to be a student and is inspired by the wonderful community of teachers in Austin. When she is not practicing yoga, Sheila loves spending time with her two girls, her husband and beautiful circle of friends. www.sheilasingh.com