Shavasana * and how the mind wanders ……

Advasana

Cadaverously prostrate,

Counting backwards from twenty seven,

After numerous contortions of limbs,

Distortion of perspective,

A calm relaxation,

Every muscle left to dissipate…..

Have to recall all the body parts

For they sleep sequentially.

Shhhhh, no, don’t try hard

To remember them all,

Although this isn’t yog nidra*

26 breathe in, 26 breathe out,

25 breathe in, 25 breathe out,

A feather light somnolence descends,

Feather like.

All mental faculties corralled,

Pursed through a linear path until,

Images begin to flit past,

Then coalesce, aggregate…

Branch out further

Kaleidoscopically.

Remembering the crockery I purchased,

35 hours ago, in a shop,

Shops around here,

Open for business despite the downpours…….

Rain, such a relief,

The plants are coming along nicely,

Have to remember to sow the pumpkin seeds,

Research the health benefits of eating pumpkin,

Google everything…….

Mesons……bosons ……

Scientology?

Mass resignations from the Mormon Church?

14 breathe in or was it 12?

Missed a couple of counts,

It wasn’t deliberate,

Forgive myself minor mental indiscretions ,

Now start all over,

The beauty of Shavasana.

……………………………………..

*Shavasana – yogic relaxation corpse pose

*Yog Nidra – Yogic sleep

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