Day 83 of 90 straight days of hot yoga at MODO YOGA LA and I showed up early expecting to wait around to take teacher Joe’s class, but since I got there early, I went into teacher Grant’s class whom I call “Conan The Barbarian”, frankly because he looks like “Conan The Barbarian”. Grant’s style is wonderful to practice too. He has shifted to lots of reminders of the breath, helping us relax in the stillness, and ending practice with meditation. I am glad that I showed up early. Yesterday I did a morning practice and a night practice which were both flow classes. Today was a Modo class. Within in two minutes I was sweating. This class had no music, except for the music of our breath. In yoga our muse is the divine breath, breathing each of us.
One cool thing about a hot yoga class with no music is the stillness, because as you listen to the stillness, mid way through the class it sounds like rain hitting the floor. Of course the rain is everyone’s sweat hitting their mats. Today I heard birds singing outside on the roof, the sweat hitting the mat, and my breath. Life on the mat is wonderful, it has really helped me off the mat with lots of different things. For example, going with the flow, accepting others, accepting myself, accepting the situation and then responding with right action, it has helped with allowing things, and being present with others. My intuition is stronger, and I find that I am no longer engaged with dramatic people or situations. Also, I seem to be enjoying things as they are. Gossip, judgments, and criticisms of others are a major turn off as well. I can’t speak for others, I can only share my experience.
On to day 84…Namaste