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A Sound Surrounding

Originally published in
KULA MAGAZINE Volume #27 July 2017

Our senses are the portals through which we experience the world. And these days, those experiences can be distracting. The beep of a phone, the rumble of a motor down the road, a child calling (okay, maybe screaming) for attention, a feeling of frustration, excitement, or joy at the latest turn of events… and then that beep of the phone again. There’s hardly a moment when we are free from the vast palette of sensations that ripple into our attention. It’s easy to get lost in all of them, and it’s no doubt that our environment can drastically color our mood or state of being.

And while it might seem ideal to leave it all behind and run off to a utopian reality of soothing and peaceful sensations at every turn, this escapism is not only impossible on the long term, but would also destroy the dynamism of life and our very understanding of what peace is. What would peace and tranquility be like without the context of chaos opposing it? Pretty boring. How would we ever know joy without experiencing sadness? How could we jump high without first rooting down?

Kevin Yee-ChanA Sound Surrounding
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Temple of the Heart

As connections expand, somehow my words find their way onto the website of a prominent yoga journal based in India and Hong Kong. I’m honored to contribute to this growing yoga community and humbled that readers may be curious enough to entertain my musings on spirituality as an ever-present force in the body. Check it out below…

 

Kevin Yee-ChanTemple of the Heart
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Transformative Balancing

Episode 9

Pincha Mayurasana | Vrschikasana | Marjarasana
Adho Mukha Vrkasana | Uttanasana | Vinyasa

“When your body and mind are free of impressions and thoughts, your experience is completely transformed.”
-Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Arm Balances and Inversions challenge our perceptions. Often times, our impressions or thoughts about a certain person, situation, or pose are limited to the very small bit we see.

Kevin Yee-ChanTransformative Balancing
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