Kundalini Yoga teacher Hari Kirin Khalsa, a painter who wrote Art & Yoga, says: “When you’re under stress, you’re contracted and fearful. Everything is black and white. You’re not intuitive; you’re instinctive. You can’t think outside the box.” But by practicing asana, pranayama, meditation, or devotional chanting, she says, you can shift out of that stressful state and connect with your imaginative, spacious Self. “Yoga opens up the flow of creativity, the unfurling of the creator within.”
While in the old town of Lijiang, I spotted this wall with interesting images on it. I started taking shots of the wall, but every time I tried, someone would get in the way. I got quite frustrated but then I saw an opportunity: it suddenly dawned on me that I could use the wall as a background and rather focus on the people walking by, thereby creating a moving portrait of the vibrant city I found myself in.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Stress is the rate at which we live at any moment. All living beings are constantly under stress, and anything - pleasant or unpleasant - that speeds up the intensity of life causes a temporary increase in stress, the wear and tear exerted upon the body. A painful blow and a passionate kiss can be equally stressful.