It was a stroke of luck the other day that this picture - taken as I practiced fallen warrior - would capture one of those special moments in my practice - those moments I call "light bulb" moments.
Although fallen warrior implies defeat, surrender, broken... this pose actually needs upper body & core strength, open shoulders & hips as well as balance. So to practice fallen warrior we are exploring ways to build those qualities to heal and grow strong. However this type of pose can create feelings of struggle, vulnerability or stubbornness - a sheer determination to hang on in there and " hold" ourselves in the pose.
This picture catches the moment when instead of the usual position of looking directly forward I bow my head to earth...... wham ...the light bulb moment...... surrender but not a show of defeat. That moment when you "drop in", connect, surrender to a much powerful force than an enemy. In that union here I am strong but with ease, my heart open to all friend or foe, fearless showing vulnerability is an opportunity to grow not a weakness and I am humble bowing to that greater power. That power that has taken me from fallen warrior to a free spirit in a moment. Namaste.