Stop & Breathe, 2014
On my way back to Buffalo from Mexico City I came across this beautiful light tunnel installation by Mills James in Detroit Metropolitan Airport. I thought to myself, this is a great space to be at and yet every body kept walking fast with out taking the time to enjoy the 5 minute loop sequence. The lights were playing in sync with classical Christmas music and I took my camera out and recorded this time-lapse.
A few months ago my body issued an alarm call and I've been following what it was trying to tell me: "Stop and Breathe." And so I began a journey starting with breathing techniques followed by simple Yoga poses like the one in this video, "mountain pose". This is the most basic stance in which you feel your feet rooted in the floor and the longer you stay still the more you enter in contact with gravity in an homogenic state with the ground beneath you.
I invite you to take five minutes away from your work space, tv, computer, smart phone, etc. and feel the air in and out your body. Make a conscious decision of taking time just to breath and exist. We are in constant motion and the world in which we live is a never ending roller coaster. Take control and guide your life to whatever your path may be.