My feet are planted and I rise from the ashes
Like a phoenix headed toward the sun
Hands connect, reaching toward the sky, and I
I am connected
I am here
I am present
And I am grateful for Mother Earth
I am grateful for the warmth I feel on my face
And as I breathe deep ujjayi breath into these precious lungs
I feel the link between the sun, the earth and myself
Through linked breath and movement
Stitching the threads of the fabric of these moments with intention
First lengthening, opening and then surrender
Flowing, not unlike Life itself
And in these moments I realize that
The differences between us
Are much slighter than they ever seemed before.
‘Surya Namaskar’ is the third in a series of poems written in the name of, and dedicated to, the practice of yoga. Please read the others in the series, ‘Harmonium’ here,
‘Warrior’, here. and ‘Crow’, here.
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