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Yoga Poetry: Rest in Wholeness

September 3, 2015

Why do I resist to rest?
When everything in me
Knows it is good for me.

More than “good for me”
Rest nourishes by body,
Eases my mind, enlivens my spirit

So what’s the problem?
What’s this really about?
What’s the challenge in rest?

Is it that I believe
I don’t deserve the
Sweet rewards of sacred rest?

Is it that I need to keep churning with ideas
And words and deeds to
Believe I am relevant?

Is it just that I am too
damn stubborn?

I take a breath.

I savor the moment.

And I realize today that in choosing to
Practice rest
I do not need to have all the answers.

Photo Cred: Premasager

Jamie Marich's friends and colleagues describe her as a renaissance woman. A dancer, musician, performer, writer, recovery ambassador, and clinical counselor, Marich unites these elements of her experience to achieve an ultimate mission: bringing the art and joy of healing to others. Marich travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice (Mindful Ohio) in her home base of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and regularly trains facilitators to take this unique practice into both clinical and community settings. Jamie Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), and Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors. Her new book, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation is scheduled for release in 2015 with Skylight Paths Press. Marich is also a certified rational living hypnotherapist and completed the Street Yoga trauma-informed yoga teacher training program. In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma (available on YouTube), and she made her first appearance on the popular Recovery 2.0 Conference with Tommy Rosen.