We shape our self
to fit this world

and by the world
are shaped again.

The visible
and the invisible

working together
in common cause,

to produce
the miraculous.

I am thinking of the way
the intangible air

traveled at speed
round a shaped wing

holds our weight.

So may we, in this life

to those elements
we have yet to see

or imagine,
and look for the true

shape of our own self,
by forming it well

to the great
intangibles about us.
― David Whyte, Working Together

Let your postures result out of a sequence of intelligent choices. All bodies and minds, all different. Alignment is not dictated, it is latent and fluctuating. Hence, discover your body, coming to the mat with a beginners mind and practicing with a lightness of being yet with persistence. In this well-rounded class allow the visible and the invisible work together in common cause to shape your own self.

Photo: Mark Dorf