Saturday, August 02, 2008
Surrender is Now
I took off yesterday from blogging, it was after all a Moon Day and after nearly two weeks here I wanted a day to climb in rather than expand out. Yesterday was totally the tipping point for surrender. I have finally come to grips with several things:
#1. bucket baths are not so bad
#2. it is ok if I never move past Pasasana
#3. mosquito bites while annoying will not kill me
#4. while some in India experience diarrhea, I on the other hand spend more time constipated (this is good to note if you are on the Wake Up Yoga pilgrimage)
#5. here, no matter how many times you have made this journey, is not HOME
#6. Laundry takes a very long time to dry during Monsoon season
#7. I have no control over what happens at home
I gave myself two weeks to really get into the experience here. Starting tomorrow I go from wading in the yoga to the full submerge, as Mike would say, "just dunk it."
Thanks for all compassion about my neck pain. It is feeling much better and I am excited to get back to the Shala for tomorrow's led class. Hopefully soon I'll have some postings about classes/workshops/Sanskrit meetings for the fall. Until then if you or a yoga studio you frequent would like to schedule a workshop please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
or as Ali G says, "respect!"