Just this Breath by Danna Faulds

Read One of Our Favourite Yoga Poems to Inspire Insight and Self-reflection

Danna Faulds is a poet who credits the practice of meditation with giving her reliable access to a vivid inner life and creative voice. A long-term practitioner of Kripalu Yoga, Danna is the author of seven books of poetry: Go In and In, One Soul, Prayers to the Infinite, From Root to Bloom, Breath of Joy, and What’s True Here, as well as the memoir Into the Heart of Yoga.

Here’s one of my favourite pieces taken from the book: Go In and In. A mindful, transformative piece that invites you to breathe and come home to yourself.

“Settle in the here and now.
Reach down into the center
where the world is not spinning
and drink this holy peace.

Feel relief flood into
every
cell. Nothing to do.
Nothing
to be but what you are already
Nothing to receive but what
flows effortlessly from the
mystery into form

Nothing to run from or run
toward. Just this breath,
Awareness knowing itself as
embodiment. Just this breath,
awareness waking up to truth.”

― Danna Faulds

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