Savassana

We start the class

The teacher asks about everybody’s body

We hear about neck, shoulders, low back

Again and again

We repeat our bodily issues

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I am the last

My turn, Finally

My neck, shoulders mid-back, low-back hurt too

But instead I tell my best yoga joke

“I am just here for Savasana!”

Laughter to start the class

I do love Savasana

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It is yoga

It is yin yoga

It is resting into discomfort

Finding a way to not go to the edge

and yet sit with discomfort

A way to create Ease

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There are favorite poses

And not so favorite poses

Part of me wants to push and go deeper than need be

And  part of me wants to rest, not work so hard

I want Savasana now

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Savasana- The Corpse Pose

Time to practice dying

In the moment

To the moment

Melting back into the earth

From whence we came

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That is why I am here

To practice Savasana

Being here now

Dying again and again

Back to the earth, back to mother-father God

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The hour stretches on

I am a pretzel

And then there is Savasana

She comes to me

And she says, “let somebody help you”

And she covers me gently

an eye pillow placed to support my head

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And I feel the tears well up

I need to let others help

I need to let go

And it is so hard

I miss my mommy

I cry a little for the missing of the original mother

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And I, we have our Savasana

A time to heal and rest

While the world outside spins and spins some more

Busy people, getting to somewhere or nowhere

They are happy or sad or numb

Loud cars, horns toot

And we rest here on this wooden floor

In the light filled, safe place

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We melt, we become the one with the One

Savasana leading to the ultimate Namaste

Savasana leading us from death to awakening

To recognition

Of the greater One within all

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Savasana.

It is all I am here for anyway.

Out Into It

I step out into it

The darkness, crisp air

Only twinkling stars

Sparkling down at me

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I walk out into it

I look up

and I get that deep sense of Everything

Everything being bigger me

like none of this @#$%  $%^&

In my mind matters

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I almost jump out of my head

Because look

There IT is

The universe

Unfolding over and over

Day after day

Moment to moment

Twinkle upon twinkle

Right there before my freakin’ eyes

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So I breathe it all in

The over and over

The twinkling on and on

The right here, right now

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I keep moving out into It

The here-now moment

I take it into my heart

I close my eyes

I breathe it into my soul

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I open my eyes

A flash of light

I am beneath the brightest star

And I jump right out into It

Waking

Waking

I wake up to the beep-beep-beep of the Monday morning alarm

I am stumbling along through the process of waking up

As I come downstairs, I see a light glowing outside.

Getting closer to the window, a star emerges

Star light, star bright?

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No it appears to be that ever so bright star

Venus maybe

getting close to a crescent shaped moon

with a few other twinklers nearby

And of course I stare in awe-mazement.

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It looks like a “sign”

What is that moon doing up so early?

Surrounding herself with stars

Casting her light on a cool late summer morning

What is the message she is sending?

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Is she saying: look, I can do anything!

I can be anywhere, in any configuration

And spread my light into the darkness at any hour.

I shut my eyes and I try to remember

when I was that moon and those stars

Stardust glimmering about the universe

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I see a shimmering galaxy of connection

A bright space

Where both light and dark are held

As the planets shimmer around

Twinkling and expanding

In a universe with no beginning and no end

~

And I look back a while later

Sipping coffee and feeling more awake

And the scene has changed

Still lovely

Less dramatic

It’s too bad you missed it when it was awe-some

A reminder

That nothing lasts forever

Waking

Waking

I wake up to the beep-beep-beep of the Monday morning alarm

I am stumbling along through the process of waking up

As I come downstairs, I see a light glowing outside.

Getting closer to the window, a star emerges

Star light, star bright?

~

No it appears to be that ever so bright star

Venus maybe

getting close to a crescent shaped moon

with a few other twinklers nearby

And of course I stare in awe-mazement.

~

It looks like a “sign”

What is that moon doing up so early?

Surrounding herself with stars

Casting her light on a cool late summer morning

What is the message she is sending?

~

Is she saying: look, I can do anything!

I can be anywhere, in any configuration

And spread my light into the darkness at any hour.

I shut my eyes and I try to remember

when I was that moon and those stars

Stardust glimmering about the universe

~

I see a shimmering galaxy of connection

A bright space

Where both light and dark are held

As the planets shimmer around

Twinkling and expanding

In a universe with no beginning and no end

~

And I look back a while later

Sipping coffee and feeling more awake

And the scene has changed

Still lovely

Less dramatic

It’s too bad you missed it when it was awe-some

A reminder

That nothing lasts forever