Yoga Tarot Challenge: Day 50 | Knight of Chalices (Cups)

Here we are at Day 50/78 with the Yoga Tarot Challenge! It seems a little unreal — have I really been posting all this for 50 days?

The asana for the Knight of Chalices (Cups) was very straightforward with this card: Vatayanasana (Horse Pose). I have never done this pose, and at first, I couldn’t even figure out what went where with the legs. It looks easier than it is…and really, it doesn’t exactly look easy.

Yoga Tarot Card Image © Lo Scarabeo

“In my heart of hearts there is the union of earth and heaven. Amorous ideal — enthusiasm” (p. 12).

The first thing I thought when I read this was the idea of reconciling realism and romanticism. Whenever there is conflict, there is almost always a side that is emotional and idealistic in contrast to a side that is practical and analytical. The classic “the head versus the heart.”

I’m beginning to view spirituality as a way of learning and re-learning (over and over in all contexts) how to bring together what appears separate — to be the thinking and feeling body that can do that.

Something to think about….

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