Day 2:: Living Yoga

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“Mind does its fine-tuning hair-splitting,

but no craft or art begins

or can continue without a master

giving wisdom into it.”

~ Rumi

Practicing the breathing exercises that I’m learning in Meditation class. Focusing and getting in-sync with PrAna, my life force: breath, life, vitality of the spirit. I.need.this.

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Becoming aware of the three main channels of PrAna: Ida {right side of brain, body to left of spine}; Pingala {left side of brain, body to right of spine}; and Sushumna {center of body, along spinal cord, through the seven chakras}.

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A NECESSARY AUTUMN INSIDE EACH

You and I have spoken all these words, but as for the way

we have to go, words

are no preparation. There is no getting ready, other than

grace. My faults

have stayed hidden. One might call that a preparation!

I have one small drop

of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean.

There are so many threats to it.

Inside each of us, there’s continual autumn. Our leaves

fall and are blown out

over the water. A crow sits in the blackened limbs and talks

about what’s gone. Then

your generosity returns: spring, moisture, intelligence, the

scent of hyacinth and rose

and cypress. Joseph is back! And if you don’t feel in

yourself the freshness of

Joseph, be Jacob! Weep and then smile. Don’t pretend to know

something you haven’t experienced.

There’s a necessary dying, and then Jesus is breathing again.

Very little grows on jagged

rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up

where you are. You’ve been

stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender.

~ Rumi

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