'Iti noa ana, he pito mata'
'From the withered tree a flower blooms'
This whakataukī ( māori proverb ) is the inspiration for this months blog.
The whakataukī reminds me that knowledge and wisdom are passed down through generations from our tūpuna (ancestors), like the tree that passes its energy and nourishment to the flower.
Like te ao māori, the māori world, yoga also has a form of whakapapa…- a genealogy or family tree, with knowledge passed from the elders of the tradition down to students - the next generation.
In past blogs I have talked about the importance of practice, however, one crucial element of your journey is your teacher.
I have been blessed to have begun my journey with yoga over two decades ago.
My teachers came out of the yoga brought to the west from India, and most followed a path or lineage with a particular guru.
It was the nineties and yoga wasn't...