A Home Practice to Find Peace and Possibility

Learning to hold both peace and possibility in our hearts can help us balance the art of actively creating with letting go and trusting the process.
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Learning to hold both peace and possibility in our hearts can help us balance the art of actively creating with letting go and trusting the process.

When we practice yoga, we have a chance to play with opposites. For example, we learn how to root down into the earth in order to rise up toward 
the sky, or to empty the breath in order to feel the fullness of that void. We 
can also use our practice 
to embrace the opposing concepts of peace and possibility. After all, peace is a feeling of being in harmony with the world exactly as 
it is, whereas possibility implies that there is something we’d like to attain.

Learning to hold both peace and possibility in our hearts can help us balance the art of actively creating with letting go and trusting the process. It means we can be ok with life unfolding, rather than getting caught up in controlling it (and experiencing the resulting frenzied, anxious expectation).

I created this sequence while I was in Baja, feeling both peace and possibility in my heart. I felt light and grounded, present and hopeful. To me, the peak posture in this flow— Grasshopper Pose—represents these qualities. The sequence leading up to it helps open the hips and oblique muscles, while also developing hand balance.

See also How to 'Choose Peace' in Your Everyday Life

About Our Pro
Teacher and model Eoin Finn is a yogi, surfer, eco-activist, and founder of Blissology, a yoga system that promotes reverence for nature as the foundation for happiness. Learn more at blissology.com.

See also Eoin Finn's Dedication to Save Our Oceans