“Hang in there”, I say to my students. “Let go of any preconceived notions of what you think the pose should look like and stay with the breath!” And they do, arms go up, legs shake, I can hear the deep inhalations and exhalations through the room; there’ s some wavering, but no one is going to release. They are seeking out the optimum experience from the inside out.
I love their effort, revel in it, praise each and every one one of them for their beautiful open heartedness, their courage, strpping off their own respective egos and igniting from within! This is yoga; open, flowing and sincere in its invitation to unleash the prana, the life force, and well and truly live.
I tap into it myself in my unique connection to my students in that moment, and so many others, that embrace the spirit of who I really am. This is community, inter-connection, the sweet synchronicity of life…..And I know that I am at the heart of the matter; so I invite my students to settle in for the journey of a lifetime. And we go, together, of course.
Now is the present moment, make it as big as it can be and feel all of the feelings without attaching to any of them. And Breathe, just breathe!
And know that love swirls in and out with each and every breath awaiting its own shimmery moment; quietly exuberant and so so sweet……
Big Loving Namaste