Monday, January 30, 2006

Meditation on mirrors

Where I practice asanas, we face floor-to-ceiling mirrors. In practice, I then have three related perspectives – the perspective of the physical sensations from the body, the perspective of the visual images before me, and the perspective of the teacher.

I can notice the depth of my lunged front leg in the mirror. I can feel the energies and difficulties of the lunge from the inside of my quad. I can hear my teacher’s verbal cues to align, to deepen.

What mirror enables me to notice my postures within the other seven limbs of yoga? What teacher?