Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I try to teach my students how to use enough muscular effort to be in a pose, but not so much that they squeeze the possibility out from what it is that they are doing.
There needs to be some tension, but just enough to vibrate the energy within them.
I learned recently that in Tai Chi, there is a way of moving that is called pulling silk.
Besides the fact that I like to say "pulling silk", I think that imagining the idea of pulling silk can soften your yoga practice into something even more beautiful than it is already.