I feel the energy rise and fall with my breath.
Closing my eyes I follow my breath,
Like Alice down the rabbit hole I seek the edges,
Of my body,
Of the Energy.
When I encounter resistance,
Within my body in a pose,
I have come to understand that the root,
Of this resistance lies within my mind.
Memories etched in the unconscious mind,
In movement revealed,
Come as I am ready to heal them,
So I let them come.
I do not resist because I know,
All things in their time will surrender,
To the Love that lives within,
And the pose will evolve.
I have come to trust my breath will lead me to relinquish the pain
And bring me to that moment of release,
Where my being conjoins,
And I reach the state of Oneness.
Beautiful poem by Liz Smith-Anderson from The Poetry of Yoga