(Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)

When you feel alone, who do you call?
and what does your call sound like?

Do you whisper or howl?
In what language?

How does your body feel
when you let the call go…

How does your chest feel
when you open your heart
(does it make a sound)?

How does your back feel
when you exhale your needs,
your vulnerabilities into the world?

Does your call take on a material form?
If so, how does it move
through the world?

Who hears your call? And
who answers?


(Chaturanga Dandasana)

When you lower yourself towards the earth
what stories rise to meet you?

What details become clearer?
What life signs become apparent?

Is the soil arid or fertile?
Dry, damp, wet?

Is your breath easy, or labored?
Your back loose or tense?

What parts of yourself do you let down first?
What are the sounds they make
as they make contact with the ground?

What shape will you leave behind?
And what stories will you tell with your own rising?