Poetry poetry book

The Meaning of Magical Yogis, by Mark Tulin


My first small book of poetry was Magical Yogis, published in 2017 by Prolific Press.

The book was a culmination of many years as a yoga practitioner, my teacher training experience in the Santa Ynez mountains, and having many teachers who practiced a wide variety of yoga styles and techniques.

The theme of the book was not only about how I experienced the various yoga classes and poses but what spiritual meanings and poetic images I drew from them.

In Hip Opener, I Am the Warrior, Nothing Left to Do, I wrote about my world expanding, my gaining strength, and letting go.

Through the process of writing some of these poems, I discovered that yogis were everywhere, not just the studio, but in dreams, in the spiritual world, in a hungry child, in the perseverance of a disabled man, and in a grandmother’s fragrant fingers after opening a can of tuna.

I also convey yoga as humorous and whimsical in poems like Faces, Dreams and Visions; Poem Surfing; and Magical Yogis.

You can purchase signed copies of Magical Yogis via PayPal.   The book is also available on Kindle Unlimited and on Prolific Press’s website.

Author, poet, short story writer from Santa Barbara, California. I write about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching present in California. These are narratives that may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

3 comments on “The Meaning of Magical Yogis, by Mark Tulin

  1. Hi Mark, the second Penable Poetry comp ends tomorrow, we would love to have you entering!


  2. I found my copy when I was setting up my room in my new apartment! I’m so glad I kept it. It’s a cherished item amongst my things. The poem about Grandma’s Tuna evokes peaceful and happy memories of the one I loved so much!

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