My yoga class

My yoga class

A Poem by Mrudula Rani
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21st of June international day of yoga.

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Soft light from the lamps at the alter tries filling the hall,
fails in reaching the corners of the huge expanse
Onto the polished ground in pools they fall.
My yoga class sits still and silent with an inward glance,

Before beginning the asanas, sitting in lotus position,
we say prayer; the mantra in unison as one voice.
The sound of Om, like a single stroke of bell, loud, solid in rendition,
suspends for a moment, fills the space, turns into a whisper and trails.

Smoke from the incense sticks rises in thin wispy emissions,
mild smell of cloves and exotic flowers fill the room in details.
In the backyard trees, a family of Bem-ti-vis, with enthusiasm greet,
For over an hour it will be our private world, body and mind on a mission.

Breathing in and out to a count of numbers, we expell angst,
bend like bow, downward dog, and stretch like snake,
camel, table. stand like warrior, tree, with balance, still and straight.
The instructor, gentle yet firm, step by step leads us to the mark.

A marvellous sensation envelopes as my body twists and bends,
Our boosted confidence assures physically coming awake
we treat each other gentle and tender at the practices' end
After collective moments of serenity and strength, a prayer, leave we take.

As we bid good day, wishing all well, with hope of meeting soon,
to perceive goals of health and good will, everyone
says Namaste!

© 2018 Mrudula Rani


Author's Note

Mrudula Rani
Asana is a yoga postures that is steady and comfortable. Asanas are are aimed towards attaining strength, balance and flexibility.

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I also love doing yoga and actually it gives immense pleasure to your body
as well as your soul...It actually helps in keeping my body as well as mind healthy..Since I am an Indian its actually the most common thing that we do here to keep our mind and soul healthy...I loved the way you expressed it..
Keep on writing..

Posted 2 Years Ago


Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

Yoga is a wonderful discipline. I does give a lot of euphoric feeling. Thank you for sharing your th.. read more
I seriously need this type of yoga.maybe the benefits of it would change me for the better.at this point I'll try anything

Posted 2 Years Ago


I have done yoga and I know I've benefitted from it in the past. For the last three days, I've been contemplating starting again. I could use it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

I knew that there is something very Zen about you. It will be very easy for you to get back into asa.. read more
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Gee
Good afternoon. Was thinking of having a bash at yoga myself, sit down with my legs crossed and hum for an hour or so. Do you reckon they'd play some Dean Martin songs if asked, I like to hum along when he's singing. Or Frank Sinatra, Buble, something along those lines....
Mexico next Mrudula, any predictions.....hope you are well :))

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Just back from 90 mins exercise, trying to shake off a hangover :(
Everybody always tells me .. read more
Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

You always look wonderfully handsome, with that generous attitude and naughty nature you are a favor.. read more
Gee

2 Years Ago

Blushing......
I was watching a yoga class on the telly.
Now for some reason, I always thought yoga was all about gentle exercise.
But the sweat was pouring out of them.
I don't know if this was extreme yoga.
But it did get my interest up.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

You were probably watching Ashtanga yoga. There are several groups of asanas for different purpo.. read more
Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Was actually thinking about it. Usually just do running and weights. Maybe time for a change.
Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

Yoga will bring Positive Changes and will give wonderful results.
this is beautiful, thanks for entering this into my other hobby competition. its beautifully penned and it took me to your special yoga place peace exhuded from this poem. I really like this, thanks again i did a few yoga classes back in 1974 in year 10 a long time ago, wish id kept going now thanks i like this a lot

Posted 2 Years Ago


Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

2 Years Ago

im 59 and a half and not that fit but i suppose maybe not sure yet
Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

You are never too old to start yoga ( 59 is not old. They say life starts at 50 ( in the 21century.. read more
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

2 Years Ago

thanks thanks thanks
You have successfully managed to craft something really quite exquisite here my friend Mrudula.. you capture the true feel of a yoga class and incorporate several forms and postures whilst hinting at some of the many benefits it can afford regardless of age, gender, race or creed... I sincerely hope you will inspire much interest and hopefully encourage others to give this gentle art the attention it deserves.....Neville

Posted 2 Years Ago


Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

Thank you dear Neville for your wonderful words. The benefits of yoga are marvellous and I really wo.. read more
Neville

2 Years Ago

I hope so too.. N
Yoga. A peaceful exercise lead us to feeling better.
"A marvellous sensation envelopes as my body twists and bends,
Our boosted confidence assures physically coming awake
we treat each other gentle and tender at the practices' end
After collective moments of serenity and strength, a prayer, leave we take."
I like the above lines. Described the goal of yoga well. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and for your encouraging words, John.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.
I am new to yoga. I've developed some arthritis and yoga keeps me limber. Your poem will encourage others to give it a try.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

The nice thing about yoga is that you can customize it to suit your needs. Iam glad yoga is keeping .. read more
Cherrie Palmer

2 Years Ago

I'm not big on medicine. So I let niacin and yoga keep me moving
You might be the only person in the world who can stretch this luxuriously! You’ve stretched out the course of a yoga class longer than many poets spend on a whole love affair! I love the way you bring in all the senses, spending a creative stanza on each aspect of the experience. I love the way you show us the class ritual, as well as the connection of humanity that bursts forth from your meditations together! You have carried delightful details to the moon and back! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

Iam hooked on yoga, Margie Querida. Before that we used to go for walks early in the morning at the .. read more
barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I love hearing your enthusiasm!

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Added on June 17, 2018
Last Updated on June 20, 2018
Tags: Lotus position, om, down ward dog, asanas, namaste., mantra


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