One of Rodney's main focuses was upon drishti, a point of focus or gaze. Repeatedly throughout the practice he would inquire of our gaze. This cuing prompted my curiosity. According to the Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga by George Feuerstein, "Some postures or techniques of breath control call for specific eye positions; the two best known are the gaze at the middle between the eyebrows and the gaze at the tip of the nose."
What does it mean to gaze- and as we gaze, are we looking inwardly or outwardly? I love the richness of the Yoga practice. It is truly a practice that carries us through to our last breath. The practice of Yoga, or union links our movements both on and off of the mat.
As you gaze into your own life, are you subject to external distractions? Can your mind find stillness as you connect and observe your breath? How are your breath and gaze connected? How is your gaze connected to the softness of your body? How is your gaze like your life? Is it flexible and open, or rigid and controlled? These questions are simply meant as points of observation. Sit with them, practice them, begin to cultivate a sense of curiosity surrounding them. Explore the richness of them in your own life. Begin to be a pioneer of your body.
As we begin looking outwardly, we truly find that all we desire is within. Can you feel the flow of energy prompting your life towards joy? May your drishti be focused on the subtle nuances of your life and practice. May you gaze with eyes of compassion and a heart full of wonder.
May You Sweetly Seek:)