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June 22nd, 2007

another moment of yoga @ 06:19 am

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so i woke a little early this morning...

the last month in Vermont re-instilled in me
the importance of Meditation

Yoga is a form of that
but i've also been doing two sets of 20 minute sitting practice as well

immensely beneficial

So...
i've been in NY a week today
and
of course
haven't been keeping it up (when i need it most)

i spent last night with my Injun Daddy
and we always work our ju ju

i woke with a start around 7
a swirling mass in my head
i sat up and started meditating:

too many desires, diffused focus
moving too fast
remembering nothing, feeling nothing
too fast

so
Slow Down.

after that
i got on my knees
and started some asanas

Injun Daddy lay on the bed (smoking cigarettes) watching me

being witnessed makes a field of presence
makes everything more clear

i felt the blocks, the stickiness (the new york heat, the stickiness)
and moved into them
and through them

Yoga
i said
is a ways of trying to make sense with the world

to notice
"being a human isn't helping me be at peace. i want to be one with the world. maybe if i'm a tree i can be one with the world (tree pose), maybe if i'm a mountain i can be one with the world (mountain pose), maybe if i'm a camel i can be one with the world (camel pose) maybe if i'm dead i can be one with the world (corpse pose)"

and so we try
we fit into these shapes
and feel them

like
i said
when i was a child and had no emotional understanding
i would watch the expressions on peoples faces (the laughing, the anger... the tear falling)
and i would wear it on my face
put it in my voice

to try it out
to be accepted
to see what it's like

it was
a way
to learn


but yoga
it also, as, perhaps, i've forgotten
a way to make love to myself
(different than just operating my body with my joystick like a video game)
using my body to make love with god, make love with everything in existance, make love with those witnessing
just from fully being

so i
bent over my extended foot
relaxed
and heat spread through my shoulders
up into my face
and the stuffiness (new york summer heat) and pain
the stuckness
melted
poured down
and out


while i talked about dogs
and camels
and trees
i felt my body be at ease

yo yo yo
blowing in the breeze

now i'll go for a walk through central park

good morning, first full day of summer.
 
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From:angeltatts
Date:June 22nd, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)

Welcome back to New York

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It's even more beautiful now that you are here.
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From:beastbriskett
Date:June 22nd, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for sharing your re-connection. It's inspired me.
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From:bboyblue32
Date:June 29th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)

Dominic @ Folsom East

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Dominic @ Folsom East



A photo of my most favorite free spirit
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From:dominicvine
Date:June 29th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Dominic @ Folsom East

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mmmm
thank you for this photo

(which reminds me, i really need to sort through my photos...)
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From:bboyblue32
Date:June 29th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Dominic @ Folsom East

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I am was backlogged in my photos too, and a lot of th stuff from Folsom I didn't like even though I like this shot of you :)

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