When The Body Says Stop, Keep Going / Kundalini Day 1

  Today was my first class of 2015 in the kundalini room. I have been many times before, however, when you pull away for too long, you are once again a beginner. The movements opened my heart, chest cavity, mind, and sexual organs. The breathing was very uncommon, yet, it was not wasteful at all. The people in the class were almost all new, except for a few that welcomed me back ever so graciously. I kept repeating to myself over and over again, "Leave your ego outside of this room."

   We did such movements as pushing ourselves up from a seated position and then letting ourselves drop down with the natural force of gravity. We then place out arms at a 60 degree angle and made a quasi waving movement or clapping movement while leaving the arms up in the air. It was challenging to say the least. My arms burned and begged for mercy a few times during the 2 minute marathon. We breathed and panted like dogs running across the Sahara desert. We also chanted a little bit and sent wishes to the man who was lost in Mexico while hiking. I found out later on that they found him and he did not make it.

    The thing that amazes me about the class almost every time, is the passing of 90 minutes when you are focusing properly on being present. Ninety minutes went by like the time it takes to make a peanut butter sandwich and pour yourself a glass of water. However, when you are not present, it send as though you have been in the room for an entire afternoon. The class was small, maybe 12 people. In a city of about 10 million or so, 12 made it to this particular class at 12 noon. It was an honor to be there and calming our souks together.

     I am a different man when I am not consistently doing yoga. I am certain of this at this point in my life. It's a good thing. It's a very good thing. It extracts all of the toxic thoughts, feelings, and body blockages, and shows them to you on a platter right in front of your face. Actually, on your body, but sometimes tears form and that is the biggest indicator that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. It's very liberating and a bit shocking too. I just deal with it though.
 
     My goals have not been written as of yet. I will write them before I sleep tonight and then place them where I can see them, as I said in my last post I believe. This powerful year is about to lift me up a bit higher on many levels. You know how you can just feel something about to start? I can feel it. The gut is such a powerful instrument. What does your gut tell you about 2015? Does it scare you a little bit? Good. I believe that we only fear that which we know we can conquer. Because on the other side of it, we will inevitably have to become something bigger than we are right now? Deep thoughts tonight.... I'll end on that. Peace my good friends.

                                                   Chase
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