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When one “binds” while practicing yoga, one connects or holds onto a part of the body with another part – hands bind, hand to foot, etc… It is intended to deepen the pose, allow the yogi to perhaps hold the asana longer, and relax into it.
Recently on a walk, I came to an intersection. A car approached and I knew the driver wanted to turn into the street I was about to cross. I had a feeling the driver would stop, but I didn’t step off the curb until we made eye contact. So it’s that connection that I was seeking.
Granted, that was a very superficial connection, but if I had ignored it or if it hadn’t been given. I might have been hit by a car. So that’s a very sobering thought about how important it is to connect with people.