(Satya & The 4th of The Five Precepts)

Imagine yourself in Warrior 1:
Your chest high, your spine centered in your body –
is your body a truthful expression of your state-of-mind?
If not, can you move your state-of-mind to be truthful
in alignment with your body?


Was your most recent lie a lie of words, deeds, or posture?

Who were you lying to?
What color is your lie?
What animal sound does it make when it creeps
around the edges of your consciousness?
What does it smell like, and when do you notice its presence?

Why is this lie difficult to let go of?
What purpose does it serve?

If you could tease apart the lie and remove it
from the circumstances where it was formed,
what shape would it have?
How would you pick it up? Handle it?

How big would the hole be that it left behind?
What would happen to your picture of reality?
Who else might notice a difference?

What would you do with this lie?
Lock it in a vault? Throw it in the sea?
Digest it?

What was gained through the lie?
What can be regained despite it?

(Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana)

Look where you’re going.
How many directions are you moving in
at once?

What are you leaving behind?

Describe your spine as it moves –

Does it give in the winds like a sapling?
Or does it resist and resent accommodating
external forces – or
accommodating your own limbs?

How do you get in your own way?

What do your arms reach for?
Where are your legs determined to take you?

How does your skin sense the changing
light/darkness, heat/cold?
Where does your mind roam
as the earth roams
its path around the sun?

Where does your mind roam
on the way home?