Our spiritual nature is like the Lotus Flower: floating serenely on top of the mud, grounded, unblemished, and free. The final chapters of The Bhagavad Gita guide us to be simply an observer of the natural fluctuations of the world, the Gunas. By renouncing our stories, reactions, attachments, and Ego and remaining centered and unmoved by either the pleasant or the unpleasant inevitabilities of life, we may find inner tranquility, like a lotus flower floating serenely on muddy waters. In Day 6, we move through an opening sequence to loosen the spine and fire up the center, explore the uplifting energy of Uddiyana Bandha, and embody the rooted, free spirit of the Lotus in a challenging hip-opening arm balance practice. We meditate on balancing the bravery it takes to be who we are with the need to let go in the midst of turmoil and chaos.
In this video, Jasmine references The Living Gita by Sri Swami Sachidananda.