Passing of Knowledge

I took the above photo when visiting the Botanical Gardens in Singapore, a beautiful sculpture the “Passing of Knowledge” sculpture by Victor Tan Wee Tar.

The sculpture is his interpretation about the relationships we have passing and receiving knowledge from teacher to student, in this instance passing water from parent to child.

I am so grateful to be able to share my love of Yoga, Meditation and anatomy and pass on this knowledge essentially Jnana Yoga (Yoga of Knowledge) through the gifts of love in the form of movement and breath..

However in order for that knowledge to be received it must be offered to that student whose heart is open and whose mind is full of curiosity and eagerness to learn – as for me a teacher can only be a guide, the rest is within the student; to experience, to absorb and thereby comprehend to make it their own.

The sculpture reminded me of how blessed I am to have the best job in the world and continue to share the joys and beauty of breath and movement in Yoga/Pilates with such a wonderful group of students/friends especially when at times life can fill us with anticipation, expectation, hope and curiosity.

Many of us anticipate a day/month/year of fulfilment, expect to not make the same mistakes as we did in the past – how? Well, im going to try to start with the 4 way test, a philosophy embraced by Rotarians and the inspiration for Victor Tan Wee Tar’s ‘Passing of Knowledge’ sculpture :

The 4-Way Test:

Of the things we think, say or do

1. Is it the truth?

2. Is it fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

I’ll let you know how I get on …

you in class

With loving-kindness

Passing of Knowledge Sculpture © Sadhana Yoga Pictures
Passing of Knowledge Sculpture © Sadhana Yoga Pictures

Sadhana x