I found this picture and interview snippet at another blog this morning, "The Devil Wears Prana" and I had to share here.
I've seen this story in a few places over the last couple of days and I really wanted to share. For me, there is something about men practicing yoga that softens me a little--we need more men in my home studio for sure.
There is also something for me in the personal expression of yoga, how one describes the effect of the practice on the body, mind, spirit complex--without the lingo, without quoting from others or texts on what we're supposed to feel, without pretension--just genuine love expressed through words and revealed in actions...radiating.
I hope you too are inspired by this...
Yoga is the best thing for your sex life! It keeps you limber in all kinds of ways. It teaches you to love your body and your partner’s body. But more than anything, it keeps your mind liquid, and nothing’s sexier than that. Mind and body open to possibilities.
I read this quote from Bruce Lee, one of the greatest quotes ever. He said, “Be water.” We can become so rigid in our beliefs, in our thinking, and I think yoga is a great way to force you outside of your mental and physical rigidity. My mind was rigid growing up, as I’ve explained, but so was my body.
Yoga started curing the chronic pain I had, but it also released my mind along with it. In many ways I feel I’m battling to stay liquid, to be like water. I don’t want to be a superficial guy, you know? I want to get out from under all the superficiality of our culture and live free of the strictures our society places on us.
I want to be a sensory person but not be controlled by the senses.
I want to live a spiritual life but not be controlled by religion.
I want to live free but also devote myself to family and the love of the great woman I share my life with.
What’s great is that for the first time I’m finding that balance. I still have a long way to go in some areas, but that’s part of what keeps things interesting—figuring it all out. But in general, man, I wake up every morning asking, “What the fuck did I do in my last life to deserve the amazing fucking life I got in this one?”
(If you're interested, you can read the full interview here.)