I usually go to yoga to allow my mind to escape. Yes, I can do a self practice but sometimes I want to shut my brain off and follow the voice of the teacher. It’s been working well.
Recently, like in the past few weeks, I’ve been going for the same reason, but specifically to free my mind from thinking of the same thing.
I’ve also been yearning for a more advance or challenging practice. I found an awesome studio near my sublet but all their advance classes are on days that I’m working. Yes, I still find challenge in basic poses like Warrior 1, and I’m usually satisfied with that but I wanted more. This morning, my practice was exactly what I needed. Deep rooted, grounding, lots of twist, a little bit of arm balance, and an inversion of my choice - perfect! During the pidgeon pose, she walked over to me and adjusted my hips, then said “you may have said something this week that you didnt mean to, or perhaps meant but now feeling bad for it. Let it go. You said it. It’s done. Learn from it and move on”. Wow! Talk about the universe listening as if I subliminally asked for that energy. It was cosmic. Exactly what I needed to hear in a pose, such as a pidgeon, where the goal is to “let go”.
I’m so happy and satisfied with class and that is why I love yoga. Somehow something about it - the asanas (poses), dharma talk, or even the music - connects with my life and allows me to reflect and welcomes peace. Peace in my mind and my heart.
Somedays I feel like a waitress and not a nurse.