Jill Bialosky

The Yoga teacher says we are all unique,
like snowflakes, each its own composition of frozen water,
complex bodies made up of elements necessary for sustaining life:
oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus,
potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine & magnesium.
If we focus on our breath, our control shifts from the brain
stem to the cerebral cortex & the mind quiets.
Eyes closed, resting on our backs, out of generosity, kindness,
our teacher sometimes places her two hands beside the back
of our head & elongates the neck to give the body
more room to heal what is broken.

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