Discipline VS Healthy Habit

The Goddess Transition project began with me trying to force myself to be more healthy. If you are a human who can communicate with other humans you have probably been introduced to the “cure all” that is yoga. There is the ongoing joke that whenever someone is complaining about literally anything an annoyingly optimistic listener will ask, “have you tried yoga?”. Not. Helping.

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Goddess Transition , 2021

Embroidery on Velum
12″ X 12″ X 12″

Goddess Transition is a visual representation of the mental change evoked by yoga. For the most part, our culture recognizes yoga as physical exercise.  But the physical benefits are a fortuitous byproduct. The goal of yoga isn’t about fighting your inner negativity, or getting in shape, or even avoiding back pain.  Instead it is about transforming the state of your mind allowing you to have an unobstructed view of the world and yourself. Not to judge but to observe. The true goal is to allow a cluttered mind to transition through the pathway of the breath and the heat of physical change to a place of clarity.  The continuous repetition of this transformative struggle is what leads to ubiquitous inner power.