My Favorite Savasana Poem

You have to love a good savasana poem. This has been my favorites and if you’ve never read it before you’re in for a treat! It’s absolutely beautiful and there’s so much that you can take from it.

Happy reading


The Invitation
By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes.’

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.


  7 comments for “My Favorite Savasana Poem

  1. October 14, 2014 at 12:48 am



  2. October 14, 2014 at 5:53 am

    I love this so much. Thank you for sharing.


  3. October 15, 2014 at 2:51 am

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚


  4. Jade
    August 25, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve heard this before but had long since forgotten it. Will definitely be using it in my classes πŸ™‚


  5. November 19, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Hi cvanelewoud, thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and also for sharing your most beautiful poem. My blog began with the publishing of my first children’s book, Journey on the Magic Bus, Happy Hearts. Through the site and Facebook I have been able to distribute the book with it!s messages of what we think about we create, so let’s think of loving kindness. Thank you once again.


  6. November 21, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Beautiful poem, beautiful sentiment.


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