#YogaByDali day 3. The Bather. Plank.
I think I'm using the right 'Bather' lol. In this 'Bather', you see what appears to be a mess of what could be a human form.. this piece is usually hung next to the 'girl with curls' piece- which is interesting. The "curls" piece is a beautiful scene of a woman's head from behind with thick, dark, perfect curls. This piece, Bather, isn't perfect or beautiful at first glance. It shows a time in Dali's life where he exhibited reverence and fear of women.."a distortion of the female figure that resembles a big toe and genitalia. The first is an erotic fantasy; the second, an erotic nightmare. It ushers in Dali's full flight into surrealist symbolism and his "paranoiac-critical method" of dredging "irrational" images up from his subconscious and finding rational links to them through art. (That's a huge oversimplification that will make scholars cringe, but it's the nutshell.)" http://www.tampabay.com/features/visualarts/dalis-journey-from-fear-to-affection-in-his-focus-on-women/
Plank is a great pose for this, plank used to be a scary - nightmarish posture for me. Holding the pose alone was often tough but needed to strengthen my chaturanga. A deeper understanding of the posture and working through it has lead me, not to master but, to cope with and improve upon. As bad as plank was, side plank was even more nightmarish. I used to fall out of it all of the time- I wasn't strong enough and frightened. Over time, side plank became less and less scary. My side plank today is the old me's nightmare. The new me now views it as a beautiful reminder that most of what we fear is in our heads- imagined.
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