Cultivating a quality is an excellent spiritual practice. To do so, we hold the chosen quality forefront in every way and cultivate its spectrum of expression. In this way, cultivating kindness brings about not only kindness but patience, listening, allowing, joy, ease, and more. Similarly with asana.
At one point in my life, I cultivated the quality of asana for years. My focus was not the physical postures but the ideas and spiritual concepts that asana asked to be embodied and noticed as already present. These include:
- posture inner and outer,
- position (where am I inside myself, or am I beside myself, avoiding myself, collapsed in myself) and where am I with others (present or distracted),
I can say, uncategorically, that cultivating a quality of Presence works and has for myself and students in my classes for the last 25 years. Choose a quality and begin today. Have fun! You will be amazed at the process and the achievement.
Webcast (will not play on iPhone or iPad but will on any computer or OS): Cultivating quality, achieving Presence
Podcast: Cultivating quality, achieving Presence