This mornings dharma talk and play list hit me in so many ways. I laughed, the eyes teared up and I felt proud.
I am so grateful to all of my students/friends for practicing yoga with me and really understanding what it is all about.
Thank you Bob for writing this beautiful dharma and sharing it with all of us and putting a smile on our faces bright and early on a Sunday morning!
"Leap of Faith"
When I was “volunteered” to do a dharma my initial thought went to topics like BELIEF and FAITH…maybe because yoga for me was a leap of faith. I thought of it like tofu or going vegan or becoming a democrat… surely good for you but a little too “out there” for me. Besides, it wasn’t a REAL workout like running or the spinning classes I do at the gym.
So I didn’t go looking for yoga. Instead it came after me! On days between runs or spin classes I would go to the club and use the equipment or workout in the fitness room when there was no class there. Well one day MariBeth and her yogi’s took over my training room! I almost walked into the room because the lights were off but waited until the class was done so I could get a workout. She was still in the room and twisted my arm to try it, seriously twisted my arm!
So Chris and I gave it a try and the initial experience was clumsy and awkward…. but Maribeth made that seem okay (THANKS!). Her guidance and encouragement kept me involved and it became a challenge to me as I saw small improvements and started to get it.
So what I have come to believe is this:
I believe yoga is really good for me physically and spiritually
I believe yoga is a real workout
I believe yoga and I will be together for a long time
I believe MariBeth is a great instructor because she is true and authentic
I believe I will do a good headstand
I’m not ready to go vegan but maybe Hillary? Heck, maybe even Bernie!
So the music for this dharma kept bringing me to the FUN side of yoga. So I hope you enjoy CRASH, HURT SO GOOD, FREE FALLING and COLLIDE and that it reminds you that it is JUST YOGA!
The first song is my thank you to Maribeth for bringing this experience to my life.