As I considered that, that if I wanted to get up this mountain I would have to use all four limbs, images of deers and bears having walked up that mountain with grace and agility flashed through my mind. It would be their example we would have to follow.
– In the practice of Yoga Asana, we are also frequently invited to reach a different perspective. A perspective that at times can only be reached being on our hands and feet, a perspective of often even using our hands as our feet.
– Human evolution, often defined in part by the evolution into a two legged creature, has also with that involved the raising of the brain/ the mind structurally above the heart, some would say with the mind governing over the heart. Yoga postures frequently try to take us into the experience where that relationship is shifted, where at times the heart is physically at level with the mind and other times raised above the mind.
– The experience we often have of feeling more whole and complete after the practices of Yoga, can perhaps be attributed to this shift in perspective afforded by structural shifts in how we align ourselves, by which we also feel more adaptable and less resistant to our surroundings.