“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao Tzu
A trail is a starting point, the place you begin your journey whether it’s the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail or a walk through the woods in your backyard. Sometimes the teachings of the trail are filled with pleasure, ease and happiness. At other times the trail can be extremely hard, lonely and filled with obstacles. Both the pleasures as well as the challenges impart a greater understanding of how to bring fullness and richness into life, and how to connect more deeply with the healing power of nature.
Just like a trail or a pathway, in the yoga tradition there’s a vast network of energy channels that travel through the body, called nadis. There are 72,000 nadis in the human body that work to channel prana (life force energy) to every cell. In this system, health is regarded as a state of balance between these energies where all the systems of the body, including the mind and spirit, function in harmony with each other.
In Sanskrit the word nadi is translated to mean flow, motion or vibration. The fundamental nature of nadi is to flow like water, finding the path of least resistance and nourishing everything in its path. Prana, or life force energy, is transported through these channels and when it’s able to flow freely, we are vital and healthy. The practice of yoga strengthens the flow of energy, or prana, in our bodies.
The vision of Trails Within is to encourage you to journey inside, discover yourself and find the “trail within” while exploring outward and connecting to the beauty of nature that surrounds us.
Trails Within: Explore Inward – Journey Outward