Monday, October 10, 2011

Yoga for Dragonflies...

Small insects tell us so many things. A photo posted by blogger friend Magiceye as part of the Mumbai daily Monochrome Mania series. As he says, "A dragonfly in monochromatic glory at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai."

The pose is reminiscent of a Yoga pose called Mayuraasana, or the peacock pose. It reminded me of elders in the family (now no more) , who were Yoga practitioners, following Iyengar Yoga , where seniors were encouraged to perform the various positions, with the help of available props in the house, like pillows, and ropes, and chairs for support.

This dragonfly's pose and the unusual base, just reminded me of that .....(Can't say if its a senior dragonfly...:-))  ..)

of dragonfly by Deepak Amembal Magiceye)

Not for him
the carpet of grass
or a wooden flat branch
up in the tree;

He follows Iyengar Yoga
for the elderly-
Yoga asanas
with a slow
graceful movement
with the help of
normally available props....

Like a broken branch,
bravely standing
like his wings
coming together
at the head
in praise
of the One who made him......


  1. Beautiful words as always! Have a lovely evening!


  2. on post this (or rather pose)!

    a stunning capture too! dragonflies are a personal favourite. :)

  3. LOL :D is he mimicking a person he saw? I wonder!

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

  4. Not what I had expected..and pleasantly surprised. Amazing pictures with beautiful lines!!

  5. Ahhhhhh, this Iyengar student loves you for this :))))

  6. creativity at multiple levels...good one !!

  7. Great style of words used. A fitness freak like me loved reading it.

    Megha Sarin