Connecting the Dots
Art, Yoga and Life
No matter what is thrown my way, the “glue” of family love, art and yoga weave together to form a common thread in my life. Creative work and creative living are a synthesis of the life and nurturing I have received and now return to others through art and teaching. By utilizing creativity in all aspects of my life, I have found wholeness. The key is making a commitment to live without fear, no matter what is happening in my life.
Throughout 2009, I created a collage every day and in 2010, I created a painting every day. This discipline followed or preceded my asana practice. There was a flow between the physical motion of asana and the physical motion of art-making that was very connected. Should I ever feel less than accomplished as an artist, all I have to do is to pull those 731 images up on my computer. It’s very powerful to see them all together. My art is a living yoga.
My successes are immeasurable. I am blessed to have the time, the will, the ability and the discipline to live creatively. I succeed each time I conquer the first step of a daunting task, whether I am creating a piece of art, learning a new skill or sharing with others. On the most basic level, I make a point of doing something kind each day for whoever comes my way. I strive to enjoy the journey, as I feel the “dots” of my life being connected with each brushstroke, with each intentional breath.
Karen La Du
Artist, Teacher, Writer, Yogi
Founder/Co-Owner of The Kitchen Yogi and Yoga-Art In Motion Workshops
Photo art by Karen La Du
Recommended: Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life by Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa
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