When Doors Literally Close
Most of you who take my classes at Living Yoga are probably aware by now that Living Yoga, quite suddenly and unexpectedly, has not been renewed its lease. We have all considered Living Yoga to be a home base, of sorts, where we could practice without judgment surrounded by a community of yogi's unlike any other. After a successful 8 years in the same location, none of us expected deeper pockets to "take" our space from us, but the yogic point I want to make is that they cannot.
Your yoga practice exists within you; not within the confines of where we taught and took classes. This is a yoga theme for sure and how you choose to react is just that...a choice. Having taught in Claudine's studio for 7 years, you and I have covered a lot of yoga topics. You are well prepared to embrace aparigraha, non-attachment, towards the physical studio space. We have talked about flowing through life like water, mobile and adapting. The old phrase, "When one door closes another opens" comes to mind. Your yoga practice is not gone; it is simply undergoing a change. Patanjali tells us in the Yoga Sutras everything changes because everything is temporary. If your immediate reaction is anger or sadness, know this too is passing and will be replaced by something else. I thank you immensely for coming to your mat every week and allowing me to ramble on about the Law of Attraction, mantras, the Bhagavad Gita, my ridiculous dogs (!) and how our practice equates to Life.
Open your heart and mind to what the Universe intends to fill your time and energy with...or where it intends to take you. I will be teaching at Living Yoga up until the very last day, which is Sunday August 29. After that, I cannot say right now. I, too, am awaiting what the Universe has in store for me next! But, if it is teaching at another location or, perhaps, in a different capacity, you will be the first to know right here. Friend me on Facebook and follow my Inspired by Earth Yoga and Reiki FB page, as well, so I can keep you updated.
Do not forget the old Zen story about the old man who falls in a fast-paced river. Onlookers gaze in horror as he is swept towards an amazingly huge waterfall. They run past the falls and peer down, surprised to see the man emerge unharmed. When they asked him how he managed to survive such a fall, he simply said, "I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me."
6/12/2016 12:13:34 am
Sandra, you so eloquently stated how to embrace change! You are special.
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