I heard Dani Shapiro on a podcast this morning and she said that writing is a tool for illumination.
And so is yoga which is why they work so well together. One illuminates the other.
Yoga shines a light into the dark, heavy corners of my body where I’ve stored rage and shame and grief. I move and breathe and unlock those old emotions, those old stories, releasing them.
Writing shines a light into my heart, into my psyche. I write my way into what matters, into what I am thinking or feeling on any given day at any given moment.
Through yoga and writing my path forward is illuminated.
I am illuminated and able to shine my light out into the world.