photo: Anish Kapoor

This is the day
you realize
how easily the thread
is broken
between this world
and the next

and I found myself
sitting up
in the quiet pathway
of light,

the tawny
close-grained cedar
burning round
me like fire
and all the angels of this housely
heaven ascending
through the first
roof of light
the sun has made.

This is the bright home
in which I live,
this is where
I ask
my friends
to come,
this is where I want
to love all the things
it has taken me so long
to learn to love.

This is the temple
of my adult aloneness
and I belong
to that aloneness
as I belong to my life.

There is no house
like the house of belonging.

— David Whyte, from The House of Belonging

This week, we close cycles with our LAST CLASS OF THE YEAR. A workshop-y class with strength, flexibility and balance and a bonus on core and upside down time. In this well-rounded session, put into practice the discipline of familiarity, just observe. How do asanas feel in your body, how can you respond to them with intelligence, how can you make them yours truly? Your body, the house of belonging.