Yours truly in Eka Pada Koundinyasana II on the rim of the mighty Niagara River Gorge after finishing a community service project with the youth group of our church.
This was a gorgeous spring day at Whirlpool State Park and while hiking back to the picnic area I spotted this nice ledge and thought it would be a great place for stop, drop, yoga. I had just started working on this asana in my personal practice and since there was a bunch of teenagers all wondering what this old man was up to I had a little extra motivation to give it my best.
Speaking of the beauty of this spring day, afterwards while resting at the picnic tables, I just sort of calmly looked around at the blue sky, the budding trees, feeling the warm sun against my skin pleasantly contrasting with the crisp fresh air, and I began to sense on a deeper, more spiritual level, at least to a small degree, the life that was renewing all around us. It sparked a faint memory deep inside me of when I first began Yoga at age 16, some 40 years ago, when a rather profound spiritual awakening unfolded within me. It was as if I was becoming one with the Will of our Heavenly Father and I felt so very much a part of, and intimately connected with, the whole of nature and the Light of Christ which quickens all living things. The small taste of this again today gives me hope of what yet may come.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti