The light of dance and breath
by Chrissy Beth
It began as a way to survive,
The control and restriction,
The self-punishment and starvation.
It was a way to stay small...on so many levels.
A secret and slow fading away.
At times, I truly thought it was a kind of
A freedom from everyone else's way.
A freedom from the right way, the only way.
But now I see it was actually the opposite,
Chains, a cage, clipping my wings so there could be
No chance of flight.
In the midst of the control, fear and self-loathing
I found movement with breath,
Strength in the slow, steady beat of my heart,
beauty in my imperfectly perfect self.
I found yoga.
Thank you Universe
For sending me the light of dance
for finding a way to connect my heart to my body
and my soul to my truth.
In yoga I have become a woman who loves her own body,
the way it feels when I reach for the sky with my fingertips...
the way it feels as I hug the earth with my belly and heart.
I have become a woman who delights in the sensation of
sweat slipping down my skin,
heart pounding in my chest
and the breath leading each moment.
Each breath is leading me to
a deeper connection to freedom.
If life before yoga was empty and starving
It's now full of light, love, laughter and play...
It's full of movement, growth and an ever expanding
desire to leave the old layers behind.
As I move and flow I release the chains
and unlock the cage around my heart.
In yoga I am more connected to my
playful spirit and the call of my wild beautiful soul.
I no longer need the control of my anorexic mind.
The power her voice once held is gone and instead
I hear music.
It's the song of freedom
and I'm dancing
With gratitude for this life.
A Poem by Chrissy Beth from Made Beautiful By Scars (Book One) ORDER MY COPY NOW