Bring Yourself

a poetic approach to deepening your yoga postures

poems by Sandy Roberts
paintings by Judith Smith

Bring yourself … your belly your thighs your eyes your lies
All of you into yoga class and follow your intention there…

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Bring Yourself

Bring Yourself, "Bridge"

Judith’s beautiful paintings capture the essence of each pose.
She surrounds them in shadow and light, and brings forth an inner energy.
She finds the balance between playing your edges and surrender.

from the foreword by Barbara Lang, RYT

Reiki practitioner Sandy Roberts, and painter Judith Smith have put their heads together in the sensitive observation of a useful series of yoga postures. Using a purposefully creative approach, their intent is to help the reader gain right-brain access to inner experience of the postures.

This is not a how-to text — instead, Bring Yourself acts as an insightful companion who gently guides you toward a deeper experience, one posture at a time.

When you prepare yourself for the “Tree” posture by reading…

Align with a sun stream directly from above
Allow the light to dissolve the chaos deep inside

…all your efforts towards balance and correct posture are transcended, and you…

…Enfold your deepest longing
into your palms and
Entrust it to your heart.

View the List of Postures

Bring Yourself — Fine Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound softcover — $21.95
English Somerset & Echizen Washi cover, color, archival, 2011, 96 pages.

About the Author

Sandy Roberts, former director ofthe Visitor Center and Carolina Speakers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is now a Reiki Practitioner, level II, and works at Cornucopia Cancer Support Center in Durham, North Carolina.

About the Artist

Judith Smith, who works in watercolor and oil, especially enjoys drawing and painting the human figure. Her career, however, was based in writing. She began as a reporter, and later became a public relations executive in Manhattan. Over a thirty-year period Judith wrote and executed many campaigns, chiefly for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and non-profit agencies. “When it was time to put away my press kits, I turned to a first love that I had not pursued past college: painting.”

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