It’s been awhile since I last wrote. Something that depending on my mood or state of being I either lament or just try and let go of, trust the universe, I will blog when I blog…. As you know from my last post a couple of weeks ago I have started Yoga Teacher Training and it is INTENSE. It is not only way more time consuming that I originally anticipated but it is energy consuming, physically exhausting, and mentally challenging. My brain and body have not been this stimulated in a long time. I am all consumed. All yoga. All the time. And you know what? It’s AWESOME. Sure I’ve had my days where I think I can’t possibly do one more Chaturanga without my triceps snapping or the only energy I have left after four hours of practice teaching is to stand silently in front of my fridge, staring into space, and drinking a beer, or how I can’t imagine how I will ever learn 9 different ways to cue down dog.
And then I have nights like tonight where I leave class bursting with love; consumed by the beautiful positive energy of my peers and teachers, and I reaffirm I am doing exactly what I should be doing. That blog or no blog I am in the right spot and I shouldn’t worry about what’s not happening.
Tonight I participated in my first group OM energy circle (not sure if that is the technical name so I’ll explain). Roughly 60 of us formed two circles around the room, facing each other and for five minutes OM-ed continuously switching places half way through so that you got to spend time on the outside of the circle, giving energy, and on the inside of circle receiving energy. It was incredible. I could literally feel all the energy, the emotion, and the vibrations. I literally got lost in OM’s not knowing which one was mine, and at the end of class I had tears running down my face.
I have known I have loved chanting for a while now and have been fortunate enough to have someone in my life who has brought a new level of chanting into my life. But I have never experienced the glory of a big group OM and group chant like tonight. I can’t wait to do it again. I am certainly predisposed to embracing this kind of thing and I realize chanting may seem very foreign to many people but it is such a positive and powerful experience I recommend trying it. I would LOVE to chant with you. You know where I am and until next time take a nice long inhale breath and as you exhale speak OM. It just feels good.