The Essence of My Practice

My practice moves from edge to edge,
exploring the limits of a stretch, the
inner realm of energy and breath.  Each
movement plumbs new depths of
self-awareness.
Who am I now, and
now, and now?
Who holds this pose
with single-pointed focus, or loses the thread of breath and stops to find the center once again?
Have I reached my full expression,
or is there another defensive
layer I can shed?
When I align my inner
compass to the truth, the essence
that I choose is self-acceptance,
coming home again and again
to the energy that bears me up
each time that I let go

—Danna Faulds

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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