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Heeding Haiku With HA: The Art of Breathing

First, I would like to thank Georgia for taking up the reins and being our host last week. 🙂

My sister recently joined a Yoga workshop and it has brought about a transformation in her thought process. Today, she said to me, “The nature is so beautiful. We do not need any TV or Internet to entertain us. We can rather entertain ourselves by listening to the twittering of the birds and watching the dust glisten in the single beam of light that penetrates the room. We must experience every moment of this life. When we feel our breath, how our beings expand when we inhale and how our muscles relax when we exhale, we begin to realize that we are alive.”

This week, I prompt you to feel yourself breathing and share your experience with us as to how you felt and what you realized, in the form of a haiku or a tanka.

What to do next?

1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.

2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.

You can also add the following tags to your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’sMenagerie.

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About anmol

Anmol is an independent journalist, writer, and poet from India. They report on gender, health, food, and culture. Their work has appeared in the BMJ, Whetstone South Asia, Autostraddle, Mint Lounge, and other platforms.

9 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: The Art of Breathing

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  2. Shawna
    November 5, 2014

    That watercolor painting is breathtaking. Thank you so much. This is a wonderfully inspiring post.


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