We close ours eyes in a blink, an instant of quiet.
We close our eyes in sleep.
In yoga we can close our eyes to turn our attention inward, to the sensations inside, to the breath. Breath takes us on a quiet ride, a natural cycle with the constancy of ocean tides. In classes I lead, with eyes closed, I suggest the image of the beach. The ocean, with the waters rolling up and back on the sand, offers a notion of the rhythms of the earth.
In the privilege of leading class, I see the quiet come to one who is agitated. That is the yoga.