poses

(Vyaghrasana)


Who is afraid of you, and why?
Should they be?

When and how have you been misunderstood?

Who is in your tribe?
And who does the lion’s share of what kind of work?

What does it feel like to lie waiting for your chance to pounce?
How does the energy move through – or pulse – in your body then?
And how is it released?

How do you blend into your environment?
How do you watch while hidden?

What is your most tempting prey?
Describe how you stalk it.

When do you feel safe enough to roll onto your back
and expose your vulnerabilities?

What makes you purr?
And is anyone around to hear it?

(Parighasana)

How much are you able to/willing to bend your very spine to let someone in?
Has it ever led to pain?

Describe where you are in the world.
What are your hinges made of?
And what exactly are you holding apart?

What is the shape of the key that opens you?
Or is there are charm that needs to be spoken?
Or needs to be whispered, or sung?

Who or what has come close to tearing you down?
How have you been able to keep your boundaries when necessary?

When you do open, what happens to your breath?
Does anything take you by surprise?
Comfort you?

Can you be at rest while open?