We were gently rolling in Happy Baby
when she said,
I’m so sorry but I ran a bit
over. So we won’t have time
I heard sniffles, a few groans,
some crybabies started to wail.
It was a shock to my system,
All that talk about flexibility
and letting go aside—
Savasana is essential for yogis.
Like the landing at the end of a flight.
You could lose a Hero Pose,
let a Gorilla go and not raise a bead of
sweat but you don’t fuck with the
dessert of Yoga.
When I came out of the shower
the studio manager, a teacher
was searching for some equanimity,
bellyaching, my father would call it.
You cannot not have Savasana!
Is it even genuine Yoga without it?
My whole inner tide is thrown off!
They demanded their money back.
A full refund? I wondered.
Are some more valuable than others?
I put my mat down and stuck around.
Not only to learn the answers.
I wanted the cash.
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