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Yoga Doing You

Let postures flow,
movement as natural
as moonrise,
being without doing.

Go right to the edge,
to the spark within
each breath, and inquire
into the awareness that
underlies the stretch.

Release the small me
clamoring to be seen,
and experience the
emptiness beneath,
the boundaries
expanse of freedom.

This leap outside
a fixed identity,
this free fall into truth
is, very simply,
yoga doing you.

~ Danna Faulds

This is one of my favorite Danna Faulds poems. As a yoga teacher, this is also the vision I hold for my students on their journey into yoga.

When we explore movement and breath, we go deeper within ourselves and allow the prana to move through us… opening, nourishing, healing and energizing mind, body and spirit.

Being without doing.

I have just reserved my place at an Energy Intensive retreat at Kripalu Center in November. Danna Faulds will be there. 🙏



About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

34 comments on “Yoga Doing You

  1. It’s a workout

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  2. Cool! Have you had a chance to meet Donna before?

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  3. Beautiful poem Val and how exciting you will meet Danna! Yoga and Danna, what a gift. 🙏🏻💕

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  4. How wonderful for you to have this opportunity to go to the retreat, Val. Enjoy.

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  5. Being without doing! …Love it and with you on the message.

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  6. How great it will be for you to meet Danni!

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  7. Wonderful poem and that photo! I can’t imagine being able to do it myself. My neurologist urged me to avoid putting pressure on my knees because of pinched nerves and now neuropathy. I’d like to give gentle yoga or chair yoga a try, though.

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  8. Whoa. I love the poem, and the posture. I’m going to try that one! And Kripala! Lucky you!

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  9. How wonderful, Val! I’m enjoying my journey back into yoga as a part of healing my body, mind and spirit. Thank you, always, for your inspiration. 💕

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  10. Hi Val, what a lovely post thank you. Yoga is doing me as I recover from a stay in hospital where, even in my small corner with the sun coming in through the window, yoga found me and together we played as best we could. Yoga is the beauty, the light, the lightness that releases and gathers and holds us where we need to be in each and every moment.
    thank you Val

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  11. beautiful free-fall, Val!
    i’m sure that’s what would happen
    if i tried that yoga pose 🙂

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  13. I’m so glad you get to meet her! That will be such a wonderful experience for you! I have slacked on my practice, but have been purposeful the last couple of weeks to get back to the mat – and beautiful posts like this help me remember why I like it!

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  14. Wonderful poem and image, Val. So inspiring. 😀

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  15. Great poem and timing for my yoga session tomorrow morning. I hope it “does” me 😉

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  16. Such a beautiful poem. and breathing all that much deeper and freer as I release all tensions
    Must do more of my Qi Gong..

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