words of wisdom: communion & communication with group poetry

To celebrate the launch of our Words of Wisdom workshop series, we invited practitioners both new and experienced to Studio Solomon for an introduction to yoga and writing.

After mindful movement, conscious breathing and sacred stillness, we co-created this poem about how the practice of yoga — from body-based exercises and contemplative techniques, to the embodiment of essential principles in our day-to-day actions — makes us feel:

I feel my body is lop-sided

discovering balance although lopsidedness wants to prevail

lost in time to prevail in space

alive, energized, connected to the universal life force within the space of a connected community

The breath creates a community and a strong connection with the other participants

Its participants shall find peace within.

Giving thanks to those who participated in writing this poem.

remember the rivers

In your busy life, in the cities, you may wonder how you can return anything to the Earth. Remember the rivers of energy within your own body. The sacred meridians that carry subtle energy through your body also resonate with the energy of this planet. Earth, too, has meridians, sacred energy flows.

~ dhyani ywahoo