Their secrets revealed
When we feel the essence of nature, something deep in our souls comes alive. Those essential qualities that we perceive in nature are also a part of ourselves. The deep truths of the soul can be given expression through many forms of art – including yoga. The different gestures formed by the body express qualities universal to humanity.
Through these photos I hope to bring you closer to some essential qualities contained in nature and expressed through the body. My understanding of the poses has been inspired by the book “The Soul Dimension of Yoga” and other books by Heinz Grill.
Over the summer months the sun shines down on the cornfields, gradually turning the fresh green wheatgrass into mature, golden ears. The stems grow tall and strong, the wheat field starts to shine with a warm golden glow, and each ripened berry eventually has the potential to form an entire new plant.
In this yoga pose, “The Triangle”, the feet remain firmly anchored while the side of the body is actively stretched and opened, as if we are carried beyond the boundaries of our personal limitations and fears. The pose describes the courage to extend our potential and embrace new horizons. It gives a feeling of freedom and airy spaciousness.
Streams flow down from the surrounding mountain heights and gather at this calm lake.
This rock is solid, firm and unambiguous. It forms a stark contrast to the infinite openness of the sky.