Surya Namaskar, a Poem

Via on Aug 29, 2011
Photo by: Naia Nakai http://www.naianakai.com

 

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

And I begin this practice of thanks

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.

About Temple Symonds

Temple Symonds is a 5oo hour certified and registered yoga teacher in the Hartford, CT, USA area. The practice of yoga has perhaps been the difference between being lost and finding herself, whole and complete, wounded and gorgeous, healing and exactly where she needs to be. She has been writing for a very, very long time and will soon be published in The Poetry of Yoga, Vol. 2. Learn more about Temple at TempleOmYoga.com.

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8 Responses to “Surya Namaskar, a Poem”

  1. lovely, Temple.

    my favorite line: Stitching the threads of the fabric of these moments with intention

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