Reciprocity

Lately, I’ve been fascinated with the practice of :: reciprocity ::

The latin root of this word is ‘reciprocus,’ which means to move backward and forward at the same time.

I love that.

Move forward *and* move backward at the exact same time. It means that I must give and receive, simultaneously.

I ask myself, how does reciprocity look and feel on the yoga mat?

How does every finger, every toe, every hair on my body receive the earth, receive the air, receive the music, receive the instructions and the destination, and then respond in its own unique way? How does my body give back and move forward at the same time?

This practice requires entire body listening.

It requires every body part, fully attentive, aware of itself and fully present.