March 19, 2011

yoga off the mat

The awe-inspiring Carmen photos and enlightening poster are courtesy of

...And here we (you) thought it was all about the poses. The exercise, the asana, flat abs, perky yoga butts, push-up Lululemon bras and acrobatic handstands; that is yoga, right? Well, yes, but it's not even the tip of the iceberg.

Trying to describe the many dimensions of yoga beyond the gumby moves and clean smelling sweat is no easy task, but the above chart does so beautifully. The physical movements are one of many limbs to eternal bliss. 

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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