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July 27, 2012

Confessions of an Ashtangi.

Samasthiti

I would like to tell you that I am the perfect yogi…1…

That my gaze never drifts from my nose…2…

That I have never lost count of which Surya Namaskara I was on…3

That I not only count every single breath…4, 5…

But also follow its entire cycle from beginning to end…inhale, exhale

That I’ve never once looked across the room to a person in a more advanced series1, 2, 3…

And thought to myself “I will never get there”…4, 5, inhale, exhale…

Or planned my day…1, 2, 3, 4

Or recounted a conversation I had…5, inhale, exhale, 1…

But this is why we call it a practice…2, 3, 4, 5….

And every day, as I move further into my program…inhale, exhale, 1, 2, 3….

The thoughts become fewer and fewer…4, 5, inhale, exhale, 1

My identity, my worries, all the things outside of myself melts away…2, 3, 4, 5, inhale, exhale

And I am left with only the sweet sound…1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

Of my breath…inhale, exhale…

Savasana

 

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Editor: Brianna Bemel

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