Poems Inspired by Yoga

Overtuned Fiddle

Like an overtuned fiddle,

the music is painful,

notes of neglect,

stanzas of heartache.

Hamstrings don’t lie,

we do.

The players, the athletes of life

don’t know when to stop

until the tight hamstring

meets its edge ,

crying out.


Hip Opener

Hips painfully spreading,

parting on the mat,

experiencing things I repressed

like the night he kidnapped

my virginity,

hijacked my soul,

blindfolded me,

killed my hopes

until I promised

not to scream,

not to say a word.


Trauma teacher, yoga therapist,

I’ve stored secrets in my hips

that I thought were gone.

You’ve discovered them,

painful treasures

for you to cradle,

to heal the hurts,

soothe the open wounds,

get back what I lost,

make me whole.


Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

1 comment on “Poems Inspired by Yoga

  1. Irene Ruiz

    Awsome! Keep up the good work, their words to inspire us

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