01 July 2008

the radiant stretch of the spine

Lest I be accused of plagiarism, let me start off by confessing that the phrase is not mine, but that of Judith Mackrell, dance critic of the Guardian, writing about horse racing. But it so struck me that I made a note of it for future reference. It rose back into my consciousness today after my yoga class. We meet at work in the basement of our office building in a miserable stuffy room. There we breathe and bend and reach and push and pull and stretch and rest, guided by our teacher, until we emerge back into the light like a clowder of cats, smiling enigmatically, glowing with the radiant stretch of the spine.

Wonderful.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I used to do (and love doing) yoga years ago when I was much bendier (and younger!). I dread to think what creaks and groans would emanate if I tried now....altho my son is hankering after a WiiFit so maybe I could have a go in private!