reflections

teaching reflection

My favourite class asana is samasthiti.

‘A place of balanced attention’, standing on the mat.

I listen to the room settle and breathe.

Small movements, readjustments,

Notice a frustration or a loose thought,

Come back to ground.

Live in the space.

Energy separate.

Energy united.

It’s a private and a shared moment.

An experience with noise and silence,

With focus and expansion.

Inhale

Exhale

Strength

Ease.

Everything is there, everyone is there

Being still, sometimes waiting

But often just being.

It offers everything but seems to be nothing.

It offers nothing but seems to be everything.

It’s a good asana.

© Yvonne Cattermole, March 2016

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