Elephant Journal published my article about swimming and meditation.
SWIMMING & MEDITATING: THE PERFECT COMBO
You might have heard about the Taoist “being water” metaphor.
This metaphor implies a passive process, but is a persistent, passionate, elastic inner trend we can develop.
After 10 years of Tai Chi and Taoist yoga—being told to imitate water and learn how to float—I felt stuck in my practice. I tried everything: I changed my teacher, my town, my mat and my friends. Nothing worked.
I was wondering what do we do with all the instructions that teachers give us in our yoga or meditation practice?
The process of transforming intuition into action can be fast and once the voice comes, the decision follows and changes are practically done. In some cases one’s hesitation and the time in between the real decision turns into a generator of doubts, tears, and internal fights.
I had to leave my yoga teacher, and stop chasing for certifications.
In order for the intuition to come back, everything needed to be erased.
As I worked back towards my idea of “natural flowing”, I started swimming and meditating. I had a swimming subscription as a gift from my mum and I got back to a meditation practice without making a real decision. It simply just happened.
How is water connected with meditation? The answer refers back to emotions.
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I will provide the italian translation as soon as possible.
Author: Elisa Cappelli
Editor: Sara Kärpänen
Photo: Jacob Walti / Unsplash
Featured photo: Express Lane Photography / Flickr