September 26, 2011

Vrksasana (Tree Pose) ~ A Yoga Poem

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:09 pm by DivineShantiYoga

Been deeply appreciating some poems written by Leza Lowitz, and here is her poem about this powerful posture:

Vrksanana (Tree Pose)

“How difficult it is

to stand straight and tall.

How much more difficult

to do it on one leg.

God knew what she was doing

when she made us bipedal.

Yet we spend most of life

hunched over,

denying the true weight

of the gift we’ve been given.

Now the trunk aches

as it tries to expand to full height-

buried, as it’s been,

in the bone.

Gain and loss

victory and defeat

fame and shame

body and mind

mind and soul-

dualities vanish.

The tree grows green

against the blue sky,

drawing the sun’s rays

through the slatted shutters

of the ribs.

We are the roots.

We are the forests and the trees.

Here, there is only one trunk.

On it rests the world.”


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