from Clear Skies Yoga Banyo teacher Kylie Walker
Every time I hear a Coldplay song it reminds me of a friend that passed away some years ago and in particular this one song “A sky full of stars”, which he never got to hear. It’s so poignant but so buoyant, it’s almost as though it was written about our loss of him, but at the same time it’s a dance party.
And that got me thinking about how the passing of someone significant is paradoxically full of both sorrow and celebration… for all the good times shared and for the loss of being able to share more together.
There’s a pulse between the two… between lightness and darkness – in Sanskrit that’s called SPANDA. Then in our practice on the mat there’s a pulse of grounding down then rising up, over and over again.
There’s a pulse between muscle energy and organic energy…
We ground down to rise up. We go in to go out. We grieve and celebrate.
To experience Kylie Walker's unique approach to teaching join her at a Clear Skies Yoga class. St Oswald's Church Hall, Banyo, 8am Saturday mornings.