Sunday, September 11, 2016

Maximize Me

Just for the record, I don't always leave yoga class in a state of bliss. There have been many times when I've felt like I didn't get what I needed or the class just didn't move me -- for whatever reasons -- including the fact that I might have gone to the wrong class.

At lot of times I go to 9 or 9:30 a.m. yoga on Sunday even though I don't feel like crawling out of my bed or I would rather go to Meditative Movement rather than Slow Flow but I usually go at 9 or 9:30 so that I can maximize time.

After class today Joy said that she was thinking about Jamaica and jellyfish poses so I imitated the way that I thought a jellyfish moves. This woman walked up and asked Alison and me if we were going to Jamaica and Alison responded in the negative but I said yes.  She, Gracie, walked up to me and gave me the most soulful hug. Seconds later, she grabbed a tissue to wipe away tears. I need this vacation, she said.

I remember seeing a sign in someone's office that said, and I'm paraphrasing, when you're comforting someone, you also receive comfort. The sign was much more eloquent but I can't remember the exact wording.

As Alison and I headed out the door, Gracie came back for another round of hugs.

When I went on the yoga retreat last year, I didn't know anyone but Joy but felt that most people would be kind and okay. Having met one of my 2016 retreat folks, I know that the same applies for this year.


  1. I like the sign, it's so true. And looking forward to yoga retreat on your behalf.