Tuesday, October 05, 2010
This past weekend, I took the second class on my introductory 2-class pass at OM Yoga. Now, my home practice is exceptionally mindful for a home practice that is to program music sans any instruction; but leave it to the Buddhists to infuse my mindful yoga practice with awareness and awakeness. I was again in an intermediate level class.
It was a bit of a trip into the city to get to the class; later I was to visit with my 96-year old aunt who lives pretty near where OM Yoga is. Yes, my schedule is SO tight, I really have to combine visits to everything.
Picture that the class is filled with a lot of young college students, mostly women ... but I'd gotten to class early that was back-to-back with one that ran a little over, so I got to talking to someone warming down from that (Advanced?) class who (omg!) was right near the wall, standing on her hands with legs in a V-shape ... and the first thing I said to her was, "Don't you fall on me sideways!" She told me she wouldn't. Not smugly (like I had gotten used to at the former Nameless Studio a mile away from Tree of Life). I then told her about how The Yoga Teacher to The Future Yoga Rock Stars had once coached me into getting into some other kind of handstand, facing away from the wall, with my feet resting on the wall .. whereupon she remarked something about being at a place of potential, along in my journey ... She seemed in a rush, so I wished her the best possible what's left of the weekend ....
I mean, these are Regulars, most likely. They have tight schedules, probably due to important jobs rather than a bear of a daily commute, and money for plenty of regular instruction. I was blown away!! (Particularly, I am old enough to be this woman's mother)
Just goes to show ...
For now, I can say that Nameless studio has enabled mindfulness to enter my home practice ... but I do know that this last session of the introductory series will not be my last. I also know that my teachers will be The Ultracool Yogi and The Cool Yogini--that it takes me weeks to cycle through what I will take (near home), plus more home practice ...
I will be back to OM before the end of 2010.
I just know it.
After my one hour and forty minute class, I remarked at the front desk that people here DON'T have an attitude. Refreshing!