It’s been two months since my first post on Fourth Chakra Yoga! I have to say, I am both proud and humbled by what we have accomplished here!
almost 400 unique visitors
and over 1000 views!
…in two months!!!
You are all absolutely amazing! I never imagined in my first two months I would have all these meaningful interactions with awe-inspiring readers and yoga lovers around the world. I am so deeply honoured by your presence, each and every one of you. Thank you for the kindness and warmth. Thank you for the support and connection. You have helped me so much on my own journey, and I have nothing but the utmost appreciation and gratitude for you. To all of you, my new friends, students, teachers, readers and conversation partners: may you be blessed and may you be filled with peace.
And now for updates! After my last post, I got diagnosed with extensive soft tissue damage in my left foot. I spent three days on (almost) complete bed rest, healing physically and mentally. I am happy to report that I am feeling much better and am back on the mat, stronger but also smarter. In my short time away from yoga, I recognized how much I needed to back off whenever I am not mentally up for an intense practice. I also realized that I want a more structured approach to my yoga that better incorporates my Sufi heritage and lives up to my vision for this project.
So I am beginning a series of posts that thematically follow the states and stations of the Sufi path, which represents the soul’s heavenly ascent to the presence of the divine. All the states and stations are variations on emotional spaces and qualities we all experience and/or try to cultivate like fear, love, patience, and union. In addition to my own thoughts, I want to include: meditation practices, yogic asanas and parallels to Indic philosophy to help encourage a lived experience of or meditative reflection on these states and stations.
With much love,