Day 7 of my 30 straight days of hot yoga at Moksha Los Angeles and today before class I met the teacher Emily who suggested water, she handed me a bottle and talked to me about the importance of drinking water in the practice and the effects of dehydration. Thank goodness. Angels appear in all shapes and sizes and at the right times. What a blessing! I walked into class laid my mat down and closed my eyes for about ten minutes. By the time class actually started I was a geyser of sweat, so thank goodness for the recommendation.
Today we focused on allowing the breath to fill the space in our bodies, directing the breath, and feeling it fill us up. I decided to add a challenge to my practice and really become a Jedi, yes a star wars reference. Some of the practice I closed my eyes, and found something very interesting, I seem to trust my eyes, ears, and touch more than my breath. Once I closed my eyes, I was wobbling, a little off, and had to sense alignment. Normally I can see it, or am guided to see it, go to it, but with my eyes closed, well everything changed. First, any story I was telling myself went out the window, because when you close yours eyes you have no time to trust the mind, it is useless, and you realize how much of your mind relies on the senses for its information. So now my eyes are closed and it feels like there is no body, with this vast undiscovered place, I felt like a tight rope walker. So I began to give way to the space Emily was talking about and sense the greatness of the inner world. Wow! How much do I rely on my sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell to give me information that is only partially true.
My teacher Emily today, seems to have a sincere way of teaching, and guiding us into our breath and inner world. I came up with this called “BEEP” or Be Energy Expressing Poses- I will work on it…onward to day 8….