The Art of Backbending (Poem and Images)

Written by Robert Sturman

The body takes a shape because we suggest it to do so.

When we enter the landscape of our open heart,

We yearn for a gesture that may express what is discovered.

Or perhaps, we yearn to enter the landscape of a heart that has yet to open.

We ask the body to shift its shape and show the way.

And because of the profundity of it’s purpose,

no backbend is created equal nor can one ever be re-created….

…for a backbend ~like a sunset~

is the articulation of something bigger…

A Backbend Communicates The Inarticulate Speech of your Heart.

(poem by Michelle Dawson, founder of The Body Art Studio)

Model: Michelle May and Images by Robert Sturman

Ready to learn how to fight inflammation and address autoimmune disease through the power of food? Join our 5-Day Inflammation Video Summit with mindbodygreen’s top doctors.

More On This Topic

The Complete Guide To Yoga

The Complete Guide To Yoga

Popular Stories

Latest Articles

Latest Articles

Sites We Love

Your article and new folder have been saved!