“At the end of the day, meditation is recognized more by the beauty of the discoveries we make rather than by the number of facts we know.”
TKV Desikachar

What Are We Seeking?

What’s Happening on my Left?

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I’ve been observing a bunch of things on the left side of my body – so I thought to pool them together, hoping that in time it will reveal something to me:

  • During the last two morning practices, when I first bent forward I felt a pressure-pain in the vicinity of my left temple.
  • Though it’s not with me at the time of this writing, the last (recurring) discomforts I had in my lower back presented on the left side. When this was happening I noticed that, for exampe, in standing forward bends, when my hands touched the floor, the left hand would be pulled closer to the body (unless I compensated for it) as if there was a tension pulling it in
  • In warrior posture variations, when my left leg is forward (stretched on the back side) – I have less range of movement then on the opposite side.
  • In trikonasana (triangle pose) bending down to the right (which stretches the left hip) is limited (in comparison to the left side stretch) – there is a natural tendency to introduce a slight forward bend to accommodate the limitation. I therefore go down lower and focus more on opening the chest – usually by working the left shoulder blade.
  • In assymetric seated forward bends I have less opening-range in the left then I do in the right hip.
  • My left shoulder and it’s surroundings have known tensions and pains in recent months (projected as far as my heart in Pranayama practices when breath is focused into the chest).
  • In Pranayama my left nostril is more blocked then my right nostril.
  • In seated practices (pranayama / meditation) there is a subtle pull of the body to the left.

Left is feminine, moon, ying …

I miss creating, most of creative energies are currently being expressed at the computer …

As leftover money diminishes, faith is recurringly challenged …

Fear lives alongside prosperity and appreciation …

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