This photo popped up on my Timehop today and I felt it was such a timely reminder. As I ended class today, I found myself (as I often do on Sunday mornings after my class) getting riled up because of the elevator situation in the building I was in. I caught myself wanting to say something snappy and sarcastic about it, but I chose to just exhale deeply and say “I’m trying to remain optimistic here”. One of the guys who was waiting in line with me quipped that being patient with the elevator and not being annoyed about it could be my practice every Sunday. He was right.
I guess if I said something more snappy, which I have done in the past, it makes the negative vibrations rise. Howeved, by choosing to say something nice, we are able to reroute the energy into something better.
And so this is something I want to practice more. Do it with me?
“There’s a trick to the ‘graceful exit.’ It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over — and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out.” — Ellen Goodman
Before my graceful exit, however, I invite you to join me for one last yin class at @whitespacewellness tomorrow at 830am. It has been a great honor sharing my practice with you.
Today I taught a class with the studio’s head teacher in it. Being the girl who needs constant affirmation, I expected to be nervous and worry if he will approve of my class or not and whether I’d “pass” in his eyes. Surprisingly, the feeling of “oh my gaaaaad he’s in my class” faded just as quick as in came in when I saw him walk through the door.
Why? Because I knew I would be teaching from my heart. That has made such a big difference in my teaching these past few weeks. For this, I am grateful
If yoga meant to teach moderation, I have dismally failed.
They say home is where the heart is. If that’s true, then I am so blessed to find mine here