When born-to-be-wild biker Gregory Ormson (#motorcyclingyogig) moved to Hawaii, he was sidelined by debilitating back pain and couldn’t enjoy paradise. Dipping a toe into yoga, he discovered a healing road that reformed his mind and fixed his spine. Ormson’s yoga writing and publishing (#yogainspirationals) led to Yoga Song.
From YOGA SONG
Yoga equips us to meet a stressful world and greet it with equanimity; it’s why we practice, study, and seek to discover who we are as we fall back into the fullness of Self. We breathe deeply to inherit yoga’s spiritual science, and with that breath, release and enter the realm of Om, the universal vibration of creation animating all life.
Yoga sings a song of connection to the ground of our being that his holy at its core; and it offers a redemption song for our mistakes and failures. We meditate, practice asana, or follow yoga’s inner path to the eternal Om and experience how yoga expands the dimensions in which we live and move even as the cultural spaces we inhabit are pressured and restricted.
Yoga’s melodies come to us in soothing voice, chant, or in the spirited sound of a group together in deep exhale. It leads us to deepen our range of motion, expand our lungs with full breath, increase our stretch of spine, and extend our energy body into space.
Formed from the crucible of scholarship and exercise, yoga empties and then fills the thinking reed that is hu-man and teaches us to inherit new dimensions. In time, yoga levels our judgments and brings us to the healing ground of calm detachment while simultaneously counseling us through the yamas and niyamas to do the right things.
We follow the threads of yoga and take steps as grateful beings creating a parade of kings and queens. This parade redeems scapegoats and embraces the full panorama of humanity in all its races, colors, and identities. It’s a human procession where the many are yoked together — as one and in union — cleansed and restored into a new creation by an old song of an eternal melody.
Read what others say about Ormson’s stories of redemption and transformation in Yoga Song.
“This writing is really interesting and deserves to be in top 5 Google Search Results.” Sergio E (via Webpage email).
“Your description of yoga as martial art of the soul, I love it, awesome.” Christen Tanner, Mesa, Arizona
“This fantastic inspirational essay written by Gregory A. Ormson is . . . a must read.” Jen Taylor, Winter Park, Colorado
“Gregory eloquently expresses from a place of depth and authenticity, inviting his readers to fully partake in the journeys he shares.” Cassandra Bright, Gilbert, Arizona
When I read your writing, I always learn something new: A new way of thinking about life after I leave the class; and to combine this with motorcycling is brilliant.” Kerry Verrier, Calgary, Alberta
Dr. Ormson is a beat poet and yogi several decades too late, but then again, as he writes, it is never too late.” Dr. Bob Ahern, Columbus, Ohio
“Oh, this is lovely . . . the concept that all originates in vibration (I like to think of) is provocative and evocative.” Rev. Jean Scroggins, Niagara, Wisconsin
“I am planning on taking 200-hour teacher training, and seeing your article yesterday, I was inspired to keep following my heart. I need to buy the book!” Pamela WB, Edmonton, Alberta
“His words reveal visible and invisible sensory connections: heartbeats, a drum circle, like the archetypical pleasure of a warm fire on a cold night.” Kathleen Heideman, Marquette, Michigan
“This was very thought provoking Greg, and it’s given me something to think on. I agree that the more present I am, the less I want to say too.” Jean Mabry, Tucson, Arizona
MORE SOON ON HOW YOGA IS A SONG, AND IF YOU DO YOGA, IT’S YOUR SONG.