By Alexis Anderson
I om and I can feel the universe inside
The connection between us is quantified
I salute the sun for it teaches me how
to flow with spirit, inviting me to "now"
Stretching and reaching my body open
Healing myself from when I was broken
I feel my muscles work with determination
My being resists residing in stagnation.
I balance with engagement and focus
Then proceed to open my heart in locust
My back bends to keep my spine free
From the years that have conditioned me
To feel less than my truest self
Self-love is worth more than any amount of wealth
My core burns with magnificent strength
Lighting the space with grace and length
Grounding into the earth, my feet root
Soaking in the labor and its fruit
Hanumanasana summons my attention
Hips opening, reminded of all creation
Inversions help me find new perspective
And keep me away from always being "detective"
I twist my body to wring out the old
Breathing and cleansing before I unfold
Savasana calls and asks me to rest
I place my hands on my heart beating through my chest
I observe the thoughts that come and go
Without judgement release them and know:
“You are not what you think, you are so much more”
Cells vibrating with aliveness, my vessel rests on the floor.
Step back, my body radiants a magnificent glow
Vitality and love abound when I tap into this flow
Yoga is my medicine
To assist in the reveal of what is genuine
Layers and layers still to uncover
Drop the self-doubt, become your own biggest lover
Over and over we practice and meet
The mat, sacred space beneath two feet.