It is time to live a more joyful, vibrant life. It is time to rise above fear and allow our spirit and creativity fly. It is time to live our art.
For some, art is an action, a creative process, and an outlet. For others, art is a practice and a discipline. The art of yoga tends to fall in latter camp—the art of movement. Vedic Meditation master Thom Knoles said, “Your natural birthright is to live in bliss.” Yoga can be the blissful pathway to this birthright.
As such, with consistent practice, yoga and meditation help to release the stresses we have held onto since childhood and uncover our glowing light and innate creativity. Like the practitioners in these drawings, however, the yogic path is often one undertook in solitude. It is up to us to do the work, to practice, to change our thought patterns and reactions so we can live and create in a blissful state more of the time.
“Your body is the child of the soul. You must nourish and train that child.” –BKS Iyengar
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” –Leonardo da Vinci
“You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now fly.” –Rumi
Andrea Keh is the illustrator of The Moon Deck (a magical, healing, oracle card deck coming soon!). Follow her on Instagram @The_moondeck and @andikeh. Please sign up @Themoondeck.com for more info on The Moon Deck.