Sunday, July 21, 2013
Throughout the fall and into winter, I reached for the sky and "walked the dog". I found my strength in poses like Bridge and Plank where I anchored myself with more than just my two feet. I missed days due to ice and snowfall, trips and vacations. There was short-term work like the Open (Writing) Institute in Newfound and days in schools sharing writing.
Now mid-July, I'm back on the mat. More flexible. Aware. Comfortable in my skin. I breathe the 3-part Yogic Breath and gently the world falls away. I stretch and reach, bend and fold. I think my way into Warrior 2. On each in-breath, I reach further, move my hands in micro-bits, feel my way to my toes.
Sitting in silent meditation, I sense the summer green and heat. Leaves and flowers brush my body. Birds sing in the trees nearby. Like Buddha in the garden, balance settles from the inside, out.
Posted by gretchen at 12:32 AM