shirshasana

SHIRSHASANA [a poem]

feel the edge
creep closer to your feet
that’s okay
trust me
trust your ability
just breathe
examine at length
your spine growing
from your head
and suddenly
floating free
weightless
effortless
strong in the ground
light in your feet
solid in the core
of your being
able to breathe
and know you’re safe
in this straightness
in this plane of space
where everything’s
right
as long as you’re
upside
down

A. E. Montana


[Sometimes, when you’re paying attention, yoga/life teach you the same things at the same time. Balance is good like that. Then, upon realizing it, all you have to do is breathe and make more space for what you’ve learned to become a way of seeing things.]

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~ Posture #1 of the 12 basic asanas ~

Now don’t run off to quickly, regardless of what it appears this is a basic asana that can be practiced by beginners. Whatever pace is right for you is the perfect pace - so do not rush the learning of this or any asana. We all have different strengths and excel in different areas so don’t rush whether it takes you 2 hours or 2 weeks to get your legs up and find your balance.

Sirshasana is known as the “King of Asanas”

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