Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A New Version--Upavistha Konasana

Upavistha Konasana--Revolved Seated Angle Posture
At the reptile house I watched
with curiosity a two-headed
black snake, one head straining
to the left, the other straight,
a strategy that failed.
In this pose, each leg
stretches its own way,
parsing space like calipers,
and yet the spine, braided through
with thorns, becomes a stem
to hold all wayward parts
in check. I bow forward, pale
bloom bending in a breeze,
to honor each in turn.


marlyat2 said...

Hmm. Like this series, Robbi. A good idea.

Robbi said...

Thanks Marly. There are 15 asanas in the series. If I can write them all, I may publish them myself; I think the yoga people I know would buy enough to cover the costs, and perhaps more. If there were profits, I would give them to Mr. Iyengar's charity project. He's the guru who made up the series and created the kind of yoga I do. He trained my teachers' teachers.