For me, yoga is meditation through movement. Recently I found that drawing is meditation through movement too. As well as the act of you moving with a method, there can be movement within the image, and whilst drawing the image. I will elaborate slightly more on the last point... When I meditate, I see images; strong visions. These visions can come "randomly" throughout the day or during a yoga practice etc. Sometimes I ask myself to check in on it. It might stay the same or it might start changing and moving.
In my most recent vision, I have been dancing alone in front of a giant sun - I moved towards the horizon. A dark figure came from the horizon in the distance. The figure moved closer and closer until we met face to face. It danced in a crazy way at first and then stood still. Eventually a piece of the dark matter fell away and I saw an eye. I recognised the eye. We start dancing and the rest of the dark matter falls away to reveal me wearing brightly coloured clothing. We danced at each other and then with each other, then side by side mirroring each others movements. I was wearing black.
I decided to create this powerful image (twins of me dancing side by side) in a sketch just before my 2nd yoga teacher training weekend session started. Whilst I drew it, I would sketch lines, rub out, draw again etc. The lines changed like a sequence; The image of the dark clothed version of me changed from a side profile to looking directly at me. She was waving goodbye to me in a friendly manner. I waved back compassionately and realised I had transformed into the colourful and vibrant version, ready to explore and dance another dance towards the giant sun.
My intention this year was to learn how to love myself. I am beginning to understand. "Being human doesn't just mean connecting to other humans; it means connecting the human you are now with the ones you used to be" - @clarefisherwriter All The Good Things, 2017
During the YTT session that afternoon, my tutor said "The heart is the horizon." #yoga #meditation #vision #movement #dancing #drawing #yogateachertraining #spiritual #intention #learning #transformative