According to Chinese tradition, 2012 is the year of the dragon. While most western myth depicts the dragon as a fire breathing beast to be feared, eastern traditions revered the creature. In fact, in Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes power, wisdom and fortune and is regarded as a divine beast. I’ve always felt a connection with the mystical, winged, serpent. There’s an alluring freedom, strength, and creative spark that the awakened dragon flames to life.
I had the absolute pleasure of attending an intensive weekend yoga workshop by Sean Tebor of Dragon Tree Yoga Center in Santa Fe, entitled, “Waking the Dragon.” Through a series of non traditional asanas (poses) that harmonized yoga, creativity, and even some martial arts, we awakened our “dragonian” spines from the tips of our “tails” to our heart centers. Like a dragon born of fire, I emerged from the experience feeling supremely balanced. Fluid yet grounded. Energized, but relaxed. But, most of all I awakened with a renewed purity of mind and heart.