Sunday, February 6, 2011

Yoga in my Life

I found this beautiful poem from John Martin.  He has put into words how yoga has made a difference in my life. 

Yoga has become such an important part of my life
Something I can turn to, to help erase the everyday strife

Practising in a class, of all shapes and sizes
Listening to a teacher who encourages, never criticizes

Standing in Tadasana with hands at Namaste
Each class starts, and for a brief time we stay

The asanas always flow gently, one after the other
The class is like a family, with the teacher the mother

Lying on our back or standing on our feet
The postures allow us, our inner soul to meet

Stretching up to the sky, or bending down to the earth
Brings forth a feeling of both personal peace and self worth

By the end of the class, the muscles are stretched and the mind still
And each student, for another session at least, has had their fill

So thanks go out to all the many teachers, present and past
Who have made sure the beauty of yoga will forever last.


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