I remember the dim lights of the yoga studio, a sacred place of peace. My teachers were filled with the spirit of mindfulness and positivity. After moving to Virginia, life was hectic and I longed for a return to yoga. I missed my practice and waited patiently for my return to yoga. Then, last month, our community brought in a yoga teacher to instruct those interested. I was elated and signed up immediately.
While we do not have a yoga studio with a bamboo floor like my previous studio on Long Island, we do have the same gentle coaching from a trained yoga teacher who mixes exercise with peaceful inspiration. Here in this small space, I find calmness once again.
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." (The Bagavad Gita), a gift of internal peace and tranquility. After a few weeks of yoga, I penned this poem.
gentle yoga, a
practice of mind and body
I thought this piece of writing would be my slice yesterday but the muse thought it would be right for today, Day 5, a day of perpetual motion, not Day 4. (The above photo was taken at Fort Lauderdale Beach a few years ago. It was my first time taking a yoga class at dawn on the beach, a truly inspirational experience.)
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for this daily meeting place to connect with a community of reflective writers.
Carol, we were both latecomers tonight. I'm so glad that you've found yoga in your new community. A blessing indeed!ReplyDelete
I wonder whether yoga in a studio feels different than yoga in a living room. I am happy that you were able to return to the yoga practice with a teacher.ReplyDelete
How wonderful that you have found your way back to yoga, Carol. I had to give it up after I had neurosurgery in 2007. I started Pilates, as a way to rebuild my strength, a year later. However, there's a lot that I miss about yoga that Pilates doesn't offer. That mind-body connection is important.ReplyDelete
Carol, we all need something calming in our life, something to help us focus on ourselves and give us inner peace. Glad you were able to reconnect with yoga.ReplyDelete
I'm off to another wonderfully calming session of yoga, Bob. Thanks for your great comments that have a touch of wisdom in them.Delete