…समत्वं योग उच्यते – a poem by Manisha Sharma

…समत्वं योग उच्यते
…samatvam yoga ucyate (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 48)

Equilibrium is yoga

is gathering toward the center 
equal mass on two extremes of a seesaw,

is recognizing what you feel like
a scratch on the shin,

                                                     …samatvam is yoga
                                                     is when looking at yourself in the mirror and 
                                                     looking at yourself with eyes shut
                                                     reveals the same you, 
                                                     opposites merge to release 
                                                     an identical response  
                                                     Equilibrium is yoga

Dr. Manisha Sharma is a poet, fiction writer, and interdisciplinary collaborator in the United States of America. Her work is about social issues and about simplifying complex social issues and concepts. A yoga practitioner and an internationally-certified teacher for more than 20 years, her latest poetry project is about shedding myths about yoga. Her work is widely published and awarded. Details are on her webpage, manisha-sharma.com 

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