The studies in the field of Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy have given me the concept of fulcrums in human development which then has brought delightful clarity in many different situations and moments. The basic fulcrum in the body is the midline which has become the spine and around which we continue to organize ourselves. It’s the perfect image of a natural fulcrum giving all the necessary support to all the rest.
In life we all have fulcrums as the result of our life experiences. Some we could call inertial fulcrums, because they take our energy from natural life, they hold it back. The fear is a perfect example of how a trauma or a frightening situation can have influence on our choices later in life. We have an energetic or emotional fulcrum organizing life according to them.
The function of a yoga practice is about coming back from the inertial fulcrums and let life organize itself anew. Once this has been done, starts another kind of yoga. The real growth as a human being. For this growth we need a fulcrum, a center in the body and a philosophy for the mind.
Even if today we see in the context of yoga a lot of declaration of how “I want to make the most out of life!”. But is the yoga practice really about making sure that we will be happy and get everything we want? The question is not “What do I need?” or “What do I want?” or “How can I be happy?”. The center of these questions is our own ego.
The question of a yoga practitioner is “What do I need to do to make the world a better place?” This is living in connection to one’s heart which is connected to the universe and thus serving a bigger purpose. The center of loving action is one’s own ❤️. Life is never healthy when it’s separated. After all nothing in this world is separated. Everything is in relation with the rest.