Dim room with a litter of props
breathing into every cell
i feel like I am hanging on for dear life
reminding my fingers to unclench
reminding my resistance to give up
talking down an avalanche of sensation
shooing away stray thoughts with the mantra,
this is supposed to be the "easy yoga"
this is yin yoga
using my own body weight for deep long stretches
the goal: relaxation.
muscle sheaths yawn, expanding beyond limits
allowing allowing allowing
a half inch of movement is achieved
i breathe deeper, down to toes.
my thighs are singing
my left hip is dancing
my muscles let go, let go, let go
revealing a tender shiny new me
this is my monday night entertainment
better than watching tv, i figure
in the adventure story i call life
my job? complete and utter surrender.