I blame my parents really. They took me to the beach often as a very small child and now I can’t seem to get the ocean out of my system!
Consequently over the years the sea has woven its magic into my psyche [which is quite obvious to anyone who watches these little films… or reads my stuff… or knows anything about me at all]
A couple of weeks ago I had the idea to combine my two loves of yoga and painting into a little film. I guess it was the music that found me first. I was driving the coast road north to Port Douglas when this lilting sound wafted onto the airwaves. Mesmerized by the unusual juxtaposition of meditative words and music I knew I had to do something with it.
That’s when the idea came to me. Yoga. Painting. And this wonderful piece of music would be the conduit that would glue it all together.
Fortunately for me I was able to secure the permission I needed from the music’s creator the very talented Los Angeles based musician and music producer John Adorney… to whom I am ever so grateful. Thank you John.
For the shoot I set up the tripod at the top of the beach and let the camera roll. Initially I was so mesmerized by the dazzle of the rapidly rising sun and capturing it just right that I completely forgot to jump into the picture before it had risen well above the horizon line.
But as luck would have it [during the edit] the higher-placed sun actually suited my purposes rather well. Radiating out like a beacon in the footage that I eventually managed to capture… those four points of sunlight framed the picture perfectly. I couldn’t have hoped for more.
I find this happens a lot in the stuff I do. I love it when the creative Gods are smiling!
The most interesting thing I learned from making this video is how damned hard it can be to execute a simple yoga balance [usually as easy as falling off a log] when the waves are coming at you and the sand is being sucked out from under your feet [grin]
Despite my years of yoga practice I still consider myself a novice… but I enjoy the practice very much… and like so many things I love to do… I may not necessarily do them well… but hopefully you will see the love that shines through in this little film as I try to give you my best...