Sun Salutation A
Inhale, reach your arms up: the glowing Sun rises at dawn.
Exhale and fold deeply: the blazing Sun swan dives into the Ocean at dusk.
Inhale and lengthen your spine lifting up just half way. You are the Sun perfectly half risen in the morning. (Perhaps your sky is pink, orange or purple...)
Exhale and lower yourself; trustingly dip into the horizon of the water.
Breathe in as you arch upward for air filling your lungs and belly with life robust.
Exhale to your downward dog, that home, that safe resting place and gaze to the centre of your microcosmic universe.
Take time. Breathe. Feel. Find steadiness and explore. Let it go.
Exhale it all and then float forward to tease us into your half lift sunrise; as you breathe in the life force allow it to travel along your spine, purifying the energetic ley lines of your divine terrain.
Breathe out and as you fold and close, open to an inner field of an infinitely starry and clear sky.
Rise up strong, inhaling while rooting down, connecting deeply with the Earth while reaching up to the stars and become your fullest and your greatest. Open yourself to the Universal Spirit that is within and without all things.
Exhale to release your wings to your sides. Now stand tall and solid. Glow radiant like a mountain.
Today in less than 24 hours I will be sitting in a pod (plexiglass sphere) in order to Meditate on Queen Street West in the middle of Downtown Toronto on a Saturday night as part of an installation/street art contribution to the annual Nuit Blanche.
This installation was created in tandem by Lululemon and the brilliant Emily Ridout, co-founder of 889 Yoga. It is an honour to be a part of it, to plant the seeds of meditation in the mind-stream of those who witness the event, to ripple the mantras vibrationally throughout the city and beyond, and to have the experience of meditating solo in public and holding the energy in high-vibration stillness while people pass by like white clouds in the sky. I look forward to that space in time designated to just Be within the hustle of this bustling city.