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Form in Art

“Life is nice, but it lacks form. It’s the aim of art to give it some.”

-Jean Anouilh

There has never been a manual to become a successful, prosperous, and happy person from scratch. We must go through the hills and valleys, highs and lows, breakdowns and breakthroughs of life experience. Sprinkled in with our personal experience is the insight of the wise we come across, and yet, the successful tips from others don’t always translate the same within our own lives. This unpredictability is what makes life such a beautiful thing. Things that are more tangible like material items, our bodies, and even me writing this blog, requires some sort of form. If the machines or people who manufactured my car ‘did what felt good to them’ while they were putting it together, I could have an artistic looking car, but it could be a dangerous thing to drive.

Disorganization, disorder, and disarrangement does not allow quality. Think about it. People have been exercising for a long time, and in all types of physical exercise form is key to prevent injury. In fact, there is “proper” form in lifting boxes.

It is common in the yoga community to hear about injuries due to improper form. Of course, blame can go in any direction. Overzealous students can sometimes bring it on themselves by pushing past their capacity of strength and/or flexibility. A room full of 20-50 students with varying levels can also make it extremely hard for a SING