The Gateway

For the next 6 months I’ll be writing blog posts for the Phoenix Rising website. Most likely, I won’t be getting to my own posts as often so I’ll share the link for these reads here and on my facebook page. For today I thought I’d leave you with some words I wrote after a yoga class.

The Gateway

It’s not just stretching, it’s the gateway in.
The intention is to notice,
notice your body.
And bring conscious awareness to all the parts,
from top to tip and left from right.

What’s that in your hand?
A clenched fist whose memory travels your arm,
future grasping of thoughts gone past.
The invisible cloak of halted breath
shielding shadowy images in dusky passages.

But it’s been a while
so you hang your worries and step inside,
and in a breath your body claims focus.
Shifting, reaching, softening…
You notice there’s more space than ever imagined.

Palm wide open,
nature’s pull guides you softly, slowly.
Life force pulsing once again to the whole.
Your heart breathes and lets out a sigh;
you’ve returned home.

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