“Three things cannot long be hidden; the sun, the moon and the truth.” ~Buddha
This week we practice with a focus on the lunar or backside of our bodies, the side that we often forget about because we cannot see it. When we look into a mirror, we see our front side, our best side. When we finally begin to see our full selves, even those things that are hidden to our eyes, we start to come into the full truth of our existence.
The idea of solar and lunar, known and unknown offer a deep and flowing well of philosophical wanderings. We can philosophize the idea of our unknown self to the point that we lose sight of the original intent of not being able to see our backsides; the idea that we ourselves cannot see what is obvious to others.
Truth cannot be long hidden just as the sun and moon shine brightly. The truth of our hidden selves may be painful to bear but if we keep looking through one mirror to the next, we begin to see an image of true selves. We can never know our hidden selves with the knowledge and certainty that we know our outer selves. Even so, we should make the effort by adding a balanced lunar practice to our regular practice. With enough emphasis on using and learning about our posteriors, we can connect with our parts currently unknown to us.
Please join us this week for a healthy and enlightening lunar practice with a focus on Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose). Be enlightened by the invigoration of your backside in this challenging pose.