Asana Perspective

It is in the going,
that I know.
It is in the movements,
that I grow.
What is usually on the edge of consciousness
becomes infinite and real.

The love and the bliss
rise through my spine and out my heels
until everything feels completely and utterly surreal.

The power of my breath,
pushes me further in each step: 
all that I know is gone
(I think that I am gone)
until my body reminds me that I am here.

It is in the going, 
that I know.
It is in the postures,
that I grow.
It is in the breath, that my spirit flows.

Contracting and stretching all at once,
my body becomes so bright and light,
I feel my spirit taking flight...
Sweet joyous flight ...like a playful kite.

It is in the movements that I grow,
It is in the growing that I know,
In the space between the stretching, my heart slows:
I am that I am, is all I know. 

Poem by Lainie Stefanou Carter. Dedicated to her instructors at Bikram Yoga Encinitas