On Back Floating in the Ocean

IMG_1555 Perhaps it's the feeling of suspension, weightlessness, a concrete surrender. The water's soothing sway, the gentle aquatic hug, an invitation to let go.

As summer slowly dissipates into autumn, I'd like to pay homage to one of my favorite summertime activities- back floating and doing the dead man's float in the ocean.

Ocean back floating and dead man's floating is my favorite form of meditation, the sound of my beating heart, the swirl of turquoise sea. I'm reminded of savasana, at the end of a yoga session, mindfulness in action, a gentle reminder to be present, to give in to new sensations- acknowledgement that it is just fine to be a very small human floating along the surface of an enormous ocean.

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