Surya Namaskara A: By Alisha M. Wielfaert
I'm standing silently on my two feet following my breath. Inhale: I rise up on tippy-toes. My arms lift with my heels. exhale: arms to my sides.
I listen to the breeze before the storm. I can smell the rain coming. The thunder rolls over head.
Exhale: my upper body folds toward the floor. My head hangs down heavy. I am solid even as the storm brews around me. Inhale: my chest lifts, I have a flat back as I extend my spine.
The thunder rolls over head.
Exhale: I fold forward once again. my hands are planted on the ground. I jump back to plank.
Branches and acorns fall on the roof above my head. I lower to push up.
inhale: the cool breeze, moving into up-dog. exhale: down-dog breathing in the storm, breathing out the storm.
I look forward and jump. I send my loving heart through.
Pitter-patter. The rain is here.
I exhale and bow into my forward fold, I bow to me.
I inhale arms up over head and back to heart center to stand silently breathing, watching the rain.