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The Twentieth Anniversary of “Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By”

by Nina

Today I recollected I’d let you know about a special book by my long-time friend Leza Lowitz( who is currently a help to this blog !) that was published 20 years ago and that is still in print. It’s a beautiful accumulation of lyrics that Leza wrote that were directly motivated by her yoga practice. She was of the view that elongating and changing, breathing and allaying her judgment and mas, she detected targets that were very stiff but likewise reserves teeming with forte, staman, and mercy. And, one day, a funny thing happened. “As I was jiggling in Downward-Facing Dog, ” she says, “the line of a rhyme came to me:’ Within my body, there’s a city.’” She told me that after that, during her rehearsal, the muse would been talking to her and other indications “re coming”. Here’s an example poem: Virabhadrasana II warrior iiHere there is nothing to fightexcept willfulness.Some lean too farinto the past.Others stretch way outinto the future.The true-life fighter stays in the moment, burning deeperinto whatever comes, or sometimes with even more difficulty, what doesn’t.Leza says that symbiosis of yoga and writing feels natural. “Writing is a way of imbuing our lives with meaning. When we read a good book, we feel as if the author has spoken instantly to our feeling, opened something previously secreted. The grail of writing is self-knowledge. This is true of yoga, more. Yoga is the practice of renounce, of fell into the silence and into the present moment, which is an unbelievably prone, powerful action.”She also says that she liberated strangled excitements and reminiscences through yoga, unsealing canals of clevernes, and that she became more productive after starting her rule in 1994. “The experience of working in the area of a yoga pose, doing it over and over and over again to find adjustment and freeing, cured me see that the same process in writing was not a lack but a necessary and important part of creativity. I came to accept the axiom that 99% of good writing is revision.”I’m proud be mentioned that Leza and I talked regularly while she was writing this book, and that I pioneered Leza to Anja Borgstrom, “whos been” the portraits and cover art for the book. The aspiration answer was a beautiful work, and now I’m exhilarated it has been in publish for 20 years! Yoga Poems: Wires to Unfold By is available on Amazon. You can predict more about Leza’s writing at www.lezalowitz.com and about her yoga studio and first-class at www.sunandmoon.jp.Subscribe to Yoga for Healthy Aging by Email deg Follow Yoga for Healthy Aging on Facebook deg To ordering Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being, go to Amazon, Shambhala, Indie Bound or your local bookstore.

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