There’s an African goddess named Yemaya. She is the source of all the waters, the mother whose children are the fish, the goddess of the ocean. She is often depicted as a mermaid. Half human so that we can relate to her, half fish so we can look upon her as an ethereal, mythical creature.
When we get into yoga asanas (physical poses), it is the same. We attempt to turn something that is separate from us into something we know, even if it’s just for a few breaths. By coming into poses like lord of the fish, dolphin, tip toe fish, and mermaid, we experience these other beings, and connect to the water element these beings are home to.
The Jivamukti focus of the month is water. And it is time, now more than ever, to have an intimate relationship with her, to fall in love with her, to take care of her and protect her and nurture her. It is the only way humanity can survive.