Friday, March 30, 2007

Practice of an art constitutes a kind of yoga

Some artists coordinate hand-eye-heart by listening to music while they work. Some music, perhaps dissonant, or mechanical, could interfere with your inner rhythm. As long as the music matches your natural mood or pace this can be a wonderful help .
The Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo, who was also a poet, remarked that the consistent practice of an art, in the end, constitutes a kind of yoga. A few artists, unconsciously whistle or sing while they work. They do it very softly, more or less in the rhythm of a slow heart beat. It is an instinctive way of regulating the breath in order to centre and detach themselves from the noises of the surface CelesteVarley

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