It was said that his devotion was so intense that each time he opened up his chest Lord Rama appeared in the center of his heart. As the story goes, Lord Rama's brother is gravely injured during a horrific battle in India and the only possible way he can survive as the tale goes is to receive an herb that is at the top of a mountain in the Himalayas. Lord Rama is so beside himself that he is not up for the journey, but thinks perhaps Hanuman might be of assistance. Hanuman would have to take 'leap of faith' across the ocean and scale up to the top of the mountain to gather this special herb.
He accepts the mission and returns home with the herb in hand. In our yogic practice, we practice Hanumanasana, or splits to symbolically replicate this leap of faith. As I sat with this invitation yesterday, I was again reminded of my love for this practice. It seems that each time we show up on our mats, or in our lives we are invited to take 'leaps of faith.' You don't have to actively be practicing Yoga to answer this call, the invitation is always there. Leaps of faith are sometimes knowing when its time to go and when its time to stay. Leaps of faith cause us to be in true alignment with our intentions.
Perhaps you recently took a leap of faith in your life, or maybe you are contemplating a leap of faith currently. Know that you have within you the capacity to accept this mission. You don't have to know all the details. Maybe it's becoming so devoted to your mission that you feel the support all around you. Trust that seen and unseen forces are cheering you on. May you have the courage of Hanuman in your life to 'take your leap of faith.'
May You Sweetly Seek:)