1. This sounds good, always liked Robbi’s work. As a long time but still desultory practitioner of yoga, it might bring new insights to that. I too like pictures, but one of our older yoga manuals has very few diagrams, and we often have to find the position from instructions alone, which is sometimes difficult but perhaps concentrates us a little more. It might be interesting to see the poems alongside the plain descriptive instructions for the poses too.

    Thanks for drawing my attention to this one.

  2. Wow; this sounds utterly lovely, and I really like the excerpts you’ve quoted here. I may have to get myself a copy of this one.

    And thanks, as always, for your poetry-blogging — during April, and otherwise.

  3. Dave,
    Thank you so much for this, the first review of my book. You have been a consistent booster of my work, and I appreciate it, particularly since I have not yet written my promised review of Ode to Tools, a book that delighted me, except for a blurb I left on Goodreads a couple of weeks ago.
    I am sorry that I didn’t put an introduction into the book that explained that these poses are part of B.K.S. Iyengar’s emotional stability sequence, hence the title. But I think people pretty much get the message.
    Thank you for letting me know that a person who doesn’t practice yoga can still appreciate these as poems!

  4. Healing from shoulder surgery and finding being away from my yoga is affecting my mood. These images are wonderful for allowing “yoga of the mind” to help lift and balance my body through meditation. Although I can’t wait to get back to the yoga, this was an inspiring review to alter course temporarily.

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