The lotus flower is used frequently as a symbol in yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism. It is an apt symbol, given its culture and beauty. The lotus grows in muddy water. As it matures, it rises out of the mud, but always in it. The flower gradually unfolds, displaying its many petals and beautiful shades of color. We are like the lotus. Always in the mud of daily life, we take the “stuff” of our lives, work with it, accept it and final rise to the sky despite it. In our beauty of unfolding, we are mature, colorful, but still rooted in the “mud” of our existence.
Yoga helps us live in the mud yet rise above it with grace and beauty. It is a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual practice. You can chose what parts of the practice speaks to you at this time of your life. You are welcome to join a group of yogi’s who are also on this journey to the self. We meet at the UU Church of Fresno on Monday April 21 from 6:30-8:00 pm . Our practice provides the various aspects of yoga, so you can explore the path(s) that are right for you. Join us!