The Angel in the Stone

Many times during my asana practice, my body feels dense, heavy, and ungraceful. Today was one of those days. And as I was feeling all that denseness, I remembered Michelangelo’s quote:

“I saw the angel in the stone and I carved to set it free.”

I immediately felt better, as I realized the asana we practice is like that — carving to set the angel free. The denseness and heaviness eventually surrenders to the consistent carving and hard work of the practice until one day our angel appears.

May our asana practice together dispel the darkness and free all our inner angels.