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HER LITTLE AND BIGGER SELF by Krista Katrovas

This poem came out of a meditation on my yoga practice…

 And how vital it is to embrace the fullness of our being. 

Her Little and Bigger Self

 She is a wolf, not a downward facing dog.
 She is an eagle, not a pigeon.
 She is a tiger, not a cat.
 Though she doesn't look down
 upon the smaller versions of herself
 because deep within she knows
 she's all of them,
 and that some days,
 she is a downward facing dog, not a wolf.
 She is a pigeon, not an eagle.
 She is a cat, not a tiger.
 Her teachers taught her
 how to embrace the full spectrum,
 of what it means to be both
 her little and bigger self,
 and she is learning.
 Learning how to keep her head
 high in the heavens,
 her feet rooted in the dirt,
 bringing heaven to hell
 earth to sky
 each time she unrolls
 her mat.
~

Krista Katrovas (E-RYT) has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering it in 1999 after dancing rigorously as a dance major in college. Krista has had scores of articles on Yoga, Wellness, and Spirituality published in nationally regulated magazines. She has a regular column at Elephant Journal here. She has taught Yoga in Prague every July since 2009 and has been sought to teach in Kuwait, Canada, Virginia, California, Kentucky, and Florida. She calls Kalamazoo, Michigan home, where she teaches Yoga, Meditation, offers Spiritual guidance, and practices Shamanism. She has cats, though also loves dogs, all animals. Her power animal is the Snowy Owl. Visit her yoga website here.


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