Today I had the opportunity to go downtown and visit the San Francisco Asian Art Museum to see the temporary exhibit called Yoga: The Art of Transformation. On the three mile trek down busy Market Street, I was contemplating the transformations that have occurred in my life, both past and current, and how with each experience of learning and growth I become ever more integrated within, between the yin and the yang aspects of (my) being. This inner integration reflects itself with-out, and thus I feel more and more in harmony and in union with the Divine, the being of All.
This union or yoking with the Divine, the Divine that is already within us, is yoga. Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Raja Yoga, the path of Ashtanga, or the Eight Limbs of Yoga are all practices that can aide us during our transformations – the continuous personal and spiritual growth and changes that are integral to being. Through yoga we come to the awareness or realization that we are already whole: One and All.
Photos were not allowed in the Yoga: The Art of Transformation exhibit, but they were allowed in the other parts of the enormous San Francisco Asian Art Museum. I was there for about an hour and a half, but could easily have spent the entire day there. Here are a few of my favorite pieces, the first one being the Sun god Surya with his seven horsed chariot (see last post on horse symbolism):
Namaste, नमस्ते…the Divine in me adores and reveres the Divine in you, for it is one and the same. _/l\_