First and foremost, congratulations to all who ran, volunteered, organized and cheered, The Falmouth Road Race. For the 49th year, this event has continued to serve as an inspiration and motivation for many, provide an opportunity for our town to flourish, and pave a way to connect communities from all over the world. This year certainly marked new challenges and hurdles to overcome, but like each day of the past 17 months, innovation, tenacity, and vision propelled this event over the finish line. Well done.
In the wake of any race, peak pose, big push to finish a task by its deadline, or any life event, there is the redistribution of energy where the sand settles, the water clears and in all ways human, we clamber to the next zenith. The work begins again without missing a beat…in most things. It is important to remember that these distinguished moments, just like our postures, are surrounded by the infinite frames that narrate the transition to lead us up to the peaks and down into the valleys. What goes up does certainly come down over and over again, and regardless of how short or long, -there is the space between that constantly links those two points. As we make our way through the second half of August into a new month and a new season, we urge you to take a step back so that you may witness and appreciate the wonder and magic in the transitional spaces where the work and practice are less celebrated, but equally if not more important than the destinations themselves.
“The transitions between postures are postures in their own right. The breath and the meditation are unbroken… it is our tendency to pay attention to the postures themselves, but not to the spaces in between. So it is in life. We leave one relationship or job and set our sights on the next. We cross one item off the to-do list and dive into the next chore. The illusion is that the posture ends. The reality is that the posture never ends, it just shifts from one form to the next, one lesson to the next, one opportunity to the next. We remain life’s student whether we are inhaling or exhaling, in a relationship or out of one, saving the world or looking for a temp job…. The illusion is that there is separation, levels of importance, beginnings and endings. Yoga brings us to the understanding that the posture never ends.”
– Rolf Gates
Meditations from the Mat
We look forward to taking stock of each moment with you everywhere and