Sometimes you just feel your body. You stand straight up. You know how the nerve threads run through your body from the top of your head all the way down to your feet. You know that every nerve cell sends back signals to your brain with information about your environment. The heat of the room, the energies and breaths of other people, the warming sunshine of the early spring through the small window of the room, how your feet stand firm on the ground and how your toes on the ground find an area to stabilize your entire revelation.
You fell your feet, your ankles, your knees, your thighs and your pelvis. You suddenly understand the importance of your abdominal muscles in standing straight and your pelvic floor. You understand what it means to stand with straight back and open heart. The fingers on your hands find their way out of your body as small brenches searching out for presence, time and space.
You observe your breathe in your nose, down in your throat down to your belly and back again. You are alive. The neck that embodies your crown will be longer and stronger. You stand in Tandasana. Long. With straight back. Although it hurts, even if the world in you is in imbalance with the world around it. You stand with your pain and you know that it will not be there forever. Just now. Just a little while, a small period of your life.
And you kindly ask your body to be your friend in this moment. Until the hurricane in you blows past. And your body helps. Because it is your body's task. Then you put yourself in Trikonasana and see what happens when you change perspective. It's yoga, and it's your life. Thank you Kofi Busia for these two days! Thanks Bowery Yoga for hosting.