Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Quieting the Mind

Danna Faulds, a Kripalu yoga instructor and author, wrote this poem which was read during my yoga class this morning.

Go In and In

Go in and in.
Be the space
between two cells,
the vast, resounding
silence in which spirit dwells.
Be sugar dissolving on the tongue of life.
Dive in and in,
as deep as you can dive.
Be infinite, ecstatic truth.
Be love conceived and born in union.
Be exactly what you seek,
the Beloved, singing Yes,
tasting Yes, embracing Yes,
until there is only essence;
the All of Everything
expressing through you
as you. go in and in.
and turn away from
nothing that you find.

From Poems from the Heart of Yoga by Danna Faulds, 2002

This morning I found myself back at The Yoga Studio in Magnolia. I have been going there off and on for years but in recent months my attendance has been spotty, probably because my focus has been on training for the Triathlon. It's time to get back into regular yoga classes again. My body and mind always feel better after yoga. I am committed to going once a week now as part of the maintenance phase of my "stay in shape" goal for next year's triathlon.

Lee is my favorite yoga teacher. She is compassionate, wise, intuitive, and observant. Her calmness infuses each class and she always reads to us during shivasana, usually poetry. This was today's selection and I particularly love the idea of exploring the space between two cells. That space is infinite and so am I.

1 comment:

  1. Sisterly syncronicity. I went to yoga this morning also for the first time in a year.


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