Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yoga -- Poets United -- Midweek Motif

YOGA 

marriage is to join                  heart, mind and breath          shouldn’t be so hard to do

still there just does not seem to be time      the work i do   is never finished       

i stand on the sideline                        trying to remember the plays      sometimes i try to remember

sometimes i try to forget       either way                               can be hard to do

one day                                   perhaps i will get back           to yoga regularly

join heart, mind and breath   there again                             perhaps the sun will set

and i will still be waiting         see myself in practice          only in my mind’s eye

June 22, 2017

                                                

8 comments:

  1. Yoga meaning union. I like how you compare the two unions, that of marriage, with that of mind, body, and spirit. And I agree: that whatever I am doing in this moment takes up my principle concern. Marriage and Yoga are two things, I think I should think about, but seldom do.

    Elizabeth

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  2. I once loved tai chi. But when I tried it again in later years my mind could not retain the sequences of the movements. I was slowing down the class so stopped going. Sigh. I miss it though.

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  3. If we can breathe, even from the sidelines, that is half the journey. The heart isn't blocked by the brain or muscles. And I know I have never fully united--just bits here and there.

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  4. Our busy lives get in the way of so much ....

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  5. Indeed there sometimes is not enough time to do all of the things that we want to do or should do. I like the reflectiveness of this poem & the honesty!

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  6. Well, this is an inspiration. I love yoga so much, but I am allowing myself to just sort of wallow in not quite self-pitty but depression - when I could find a yoga class I like - I really miss it. Maybe your words will push me into it . . . maybe.

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  7. Oh, I forgot to tell you I love your paintings!

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