Things Fall Apart and I go to Yoga

Picture by my friend Niyoga

Me in Crow at Rasa Lila Festival Central Florida 2011

So, my mom and dad  were going to come down from Michigan and help me empty my apartment and take a few things back to Michigan.  My mom is having a hard time with things and she reacts with nerves and anxiety.  Meaning every time in the last several years she said she was going to come down to see me, she has not.  And yet again she has canceled on me.  Now, I am used to living alone.  I am also used to dealing with things and mom canceling.  But after Japan did not go through.  It hit me hard.  I was very upset and starting to think I am not doing the right thing.  If those two relatively small setbacks throw me off, how am I going to get by on the fly and on the road.  So what did I do?  I sat and felt sorry for myself and then over came the urge to go to bed early and went to one of my favorite yoga classes (I will say that about a lot of classes, beware!) at Altamonte Springs Yoga, warm and slow with Julie K.M. On my way I just kept thinking “I want to melt this all away!”

I love this class because it always brings to me what I need.  It is like there is some weird connection between me and this class and the intention set for the practices is always what I need.  This class was about things not working out as you plan but using what you do have to your advantage.  My blog theme even.

She has been doing many classes lately without using vinyasas.  Sort of a challenge for her self and a different point of view for us students.  I was so focused in the class.  I can still describe my main drishti points.  Yet I was flexible enough in my practice to back out when I needed, grab a drink of water, or modify as needed.  And even though I was focused everything felt much lighter and easier and less forced.  Well except the crazy balance pose sequence.  It was hot and sweaty and my nose ran (like it does at any good yoga class) and I melted.  My body and brain and soul felt they had melted into exactly where I was supposed to be.  I went home, walked the dog, and then melted back into my bed.  How I am going to miss my bed.

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