The Name: “Clear Reflection Yoga” stems from the following quote:
“When, by meditation [or yoga]. we withdraw restless thoughts from the lake of the mind, we behold our soul, a perfect reflection of Spirit.”
Self-image is influenced by many things: society/culture, family history and dynamics, our work, our accomplishments and failures, to name a few. Sometimes the person” we think we are” changes as we take on new roles such as marriage, parenthood, dissolving of a relationship or face challenges such as stress, illness,and trauma. These changes can be unsettling, even when they are what we’d call positive.
Yoga provides an opportunity to calm the mind, releasing concerns, ideas about limitations or the stories we tell ourself (or stories we’ve been told by others), so that we are able to see a clear reflection of our True Self — good, peaceful and whole.
It’s like the difference between looking at a reflection in choppy waters and one in calm waters. Or through a blurry/dirty window and one that’s clean. You can make out some of the details in the choppy reflection. But it isn’t until the water (or window) gets crystal clear that the reflection is without distortion.