underwater expedition with Simon Park

” this human body is a vast ocean concealing reefs and sea domes, heap with jewels, enter its secret rooms and light your own lamp… within the body are gardens, rare orchids, peacocks, the inner music.Within the body, a lake; in its cool waters, white swans take their joy, enter its secret rooms and light your own lamp…”

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I got to embark on an underwater yoga expedition with Simon Parks. It’s such a joy to practice with Simon every time, his classes are a perfect mix between mindful movement, fluidity & challenge.

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At the beginning of the class he asked us to imagine we were immersed in blue, crystal water all around and to start moving slowly from child’s pose exploring the motion and the experience as if water was containing us the whole time. It gave me the sensation of being on a diving experience and made me think of this, one of my favorite Mirabai poems:

” this human body is a vast ocean concealing reefs and sea domes, heap with jewels, enter its secret rooms and light your own lamp… within the body are gardens, rare orchids, peacocks, the inner music.Within the body, a lake; in its cool waters, white swans take their joy…

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