Running around for the Holiday’s doing my shopping, I was taken back at what I witnessed. A guy came in to the photo department at Walgreens, and proceeded to rip the Walgreens worker to shreds because his pictures came a little off. It was uncomfortable just being in that space. The 2nd encounter was the poor girl who greeted people at the BMV. Many people couldn’t understand why their place in line wasn’t saved, when they went out in their car, chatted to friends, etc. on their phone, and missed their text informing them they were up in line. The girl did the best she could to fit them it, meanwhile making everyone wait longer behind them.
My point? It always circles back to yoga. Yes, I know it is flustering when you loose your place in line, or when someone gets your order incorrect. But to simply take it out, and vent your flusteration is doing harm to your body. When a strong emotion comes in us, everything possible says we must get rid of it, and we usually do so by taking it out on an innocent bystander, or even worse our own loved ones. Seems like there is a better way, and yes it’s yoga. Yoga helps you deal with strong emotions.
This is also a good reminder on how karma works. When you yell at someone, you create a seed, that one day will ripen at someone telling you off, and ruining your day. We must remember to simply breath, remove ourselves from the problem, take a deep breath, and then start to communicate without using strong emotions or words that harm others. Seems like there is a shortage in service industries so know before hand that you might wait.
It’s also helpful to give yourself some leeway to learn this new way of communicating. Sometimes you will fail, and fly off the handle. But if you sit silently, and carefully review your actions it will help you do a better job next time you want to yell at someone.
Remember you are creating your own world each and everyday. Do your best to get to your mat, and get rid of the tension in your body, and your mind. This was a HUGE difference I noticed in myself after yoga teacher training. One day, I just turned to my husband, and asked him if I was kinder lately. I felt different, less reactive than before. It was a very good feeling indeed!!
See you on the mat,