As we fell back into savasana, our final resting pose of the practice, the lyrics from James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend” played on…
Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend? People can be so cold.
They’ll hurt you and desert you. Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don’t you let them.
The final thoughts just before settling in fully revolved around the awareness of being spirit and therefore best friend to my body. The words played in the background as I sent this friendly message to the areas of my body, noticing the areas that could soften and the areas which remained so tight the breath had difficulty penetrating.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call, Lord, I’ll be there, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend. You’ve got a friend.
Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend. Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.
A short time later, after the OMs, I rolled up my mat and left the studio filled with a satisfying sense of peace in knowing that I had made friends with myself. Oh, yeah, yeah, I’ve got a friend.