Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.
Once again, Pico Iyer nails it.
This is so much yoga. Great read for anyone who's ever worried about anything.
The more I study, the more I listen, the more I learn, the more I realize that yoga's all about training the mind, watching the thoughts, simply transferring the tactics of seated meditation to the yoga mat. Simple. Profoundly difficult. And potentially life-changing.
I know and love so many folks who are wracked with anxiety. People whose lives are suffocated, driven, constricted, by the worrying that comes of a full monkey mind that just will. not. stop. thinking.
And that's what yoga is. It's the finding that sacred moment of pause between our stories of the past and fantasies about the future. That's what Pico's talking about here. And that's a glimpse of sweet salvation for anyone who's been run around by the kind of thoughts that oppress.