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55 Happy Yoga Haikus To Keep You Breathing Easy Over the Holidays

in Holiday 2013

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For one of our latest giveaways we asked everyone to enter by sharing their thoughts on how they may take haven in the sanctuary of their yoga practice in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle — in haiku form.  And the result was a wonderful collection of sweet, funny, endearing and inspiring haikus that will help keep us all cool and calm throughout the rest of this holiday season. Feel free to add you own to the collection in the comments.

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Loved ones, namaste
bound in a holiday prose
love, a balance pose
-Leah R.

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standing in mountain
i will practice pranayama
in line at the stores
-Donna

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Kitty in the tree
Stay calm like I learned to be
Kitty still in tree
-Moi

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Busy December
Stress obscures season’s spirit
Pause to simply breathe
-Becky

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Green tea is my friend
It calms me when shopping for gifts
It warms my hands too
-Deborah H

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Don’t forget yoga
Soothing your body and mind
During this fun time
-Marina G

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Sweets savasana
Winter darkness falls early
Mats by the wood stove
-Debbie J

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On a yoga mat
Mind body spirit connect
The last vinyasa
-Natasha

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balance – stress and breath
fun plans – friends and family
yoga – mindfulness
-Tammy C

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Namaste Yogis
Meditate on holidays
to stay true to your yoga
-Dave

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Avoid the store, for
Love is not a door-buster.
Consume less, breathe more.
-JJ

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Yoga is my breath
To flow into life’s seasons
I bend but don’t break
-Marcy

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No school tomorrow
I quit my job yesterday
Hey Kids let’s have fun!
-Leslie

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Excuse yourself from
the chatter of the table–
outside, breathe deeply.
-George

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Families gather
Turkey, stress, and pumpkin pie
Just breathe in and out.
-Shanna

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Rosemary tree,blue lights
cuddled up cats and knitting
flow along namaste
-Heather H

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Breathe into calmness
Mindfullness is where it’s at
Namaste to all
-Dan

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We are all perfect
Take perfect from the perfect
We are still perfect
-Mia

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Hustle and bustle
Celebrations and laughter
Divine lights and peace.
-Sarah

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Far from my birthplace
follow the breath, still the mind–
home for holidays!
-Mary

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Your body temple
Sacred, breathing, chanting, still
No idol chatter
-Dunia

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Holiday senses blare
Mindstuff rattling deep discord
Pratyahara – Bliss!
-Guy

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I breathe in and hold
sweetness and freedom enfold
i exhale and live
-KrisR

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Family and Friends
Gather together for food
Inhale gratitude

Hustle and bustle
Crowds, lights, music and laughter
Meditate for peace

Over the river
and through the woods to my house
A haven for peace

Grandkids, family
Togetherness and dinner
Peace for everyone
-Carolyn

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No need to consume
Shopping is overrated
Choose stillness and peace
-Erin

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Let yourself enjoy
The food, football, and shopping
Yoga is balance
-Roya

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Find peace in your heart,
Radiate that calm outside,
Spreading love as well.
-Rebecca H

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White lights glow at night,
Respite on the mat, delight;
Breath and movements right.
-Kate

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Connected to breath
The mat calls me each morning
Let go, surrender
-Lisa

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Breathe In, Breathe Out now
Yoga poses bring balance
Peaceful Holidays!
-C. Raksha Elmer

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today’s present came
unwrapped in ten minutes
sweet savasana
-April

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Cold Chills and Dries
Internal Warmth Nourishes
Peace, Love, Hope, and Joy
-Alys D

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Outside is so cold
Turn the heat up warm my soul
Yoga makes me warm.
-Ashley

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Warm room, deep breathing
meditation in movement
This moment for me
-Tobie S

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Pine smell, happy voices
We see bright lights, hear joyful songs
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantiii
-Carol O

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Silent night of peace
I watch the inner fires calm
Bask in embers’ glow
-Hana

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Ahimsa peace calm
Blessing all beings on earth
Light and love guide us
-Cynthia A

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Holiday tension
Can be reduced with Yoga
Breathe in and be here
-Daniel S

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You are not darkness.
What lies in wait, shimmering
Winter, hidden light.
-Yael

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These long winter nights
Beware false lights around you
Return within! Breathe!
-Nick X

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let your yoga be
refuge, serenity, prayer
and if desired, share
-Emily

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Aparigraha
Let go first, then open to
Love. Purusha. One.
-Lisa W

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all bodies are beautiful
advanced yoga is nuance-
slow down to progress
-Kate

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Can’t beat Christmas treats
Pants are getting tighter now
Can’t forward fold now!
-Karen

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Teachers need classes
Learning never stops for us
Meditate to learn
-Becky H

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Getting on my mat
Breathing deep and letting go
Peace returns to me
-Nancy

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road rage burn sage
mall fights and parking lot jams
clear quartz letting go
-Lila

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breathe in joy and love
pranayama sets me free
asana brings peace
-Stephanie P

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Roll Out The Mat Time
Om Shanti Breathe Bring Peace Please
Heart Full Head Quiet Stillness
-Sara

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Stressful time of year
Yoga is my calm and peace
Ah, savasana
-Eliza W

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Inward reflection
Lets us outwardly show love
Peace on earth to all
-Dawn

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Calm of the winter
Warm breaths thaw cold hearts until
one day the spring comes
-Alix B

Happy holidays, yogadorks! xo

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