How many times have you got a message from the Universe calling you to do something, but old patterns or fears stopped you from doing that? Some people say it takes us more than 7 times to hear some advice, before we are ready to “act” on that advice, and see how it works out in our lives.
Have you ever heard the saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears?”. This has been true in my life lately. In February, I visited a yoga studio in Miami, and just signed up for a vinyasa class. Well, little did I know how much this class would affect me. I arrived, and this very big room had over 75 people in it….all ready for yoga, mats were being re-arranged for late comers, and people were getting caught up with their friends, chatting. It started. This teacher started playing the harmonium, got us OMMMMing, and then moved on to chanting. Immediately, tears started rolling down, as emotions I held onto are being released. After chanting, we did some very fast asana, before melting in some long hip/ low back releases. The sweat was rolling. After a very peaceful welcomed savasana, we sat up again, and did some final chants, before Omming for the last time.
Some of you know how much I love to chant. Chanting regulates the breath, opens up the chakras, very similar to the asanas or postures we do in yoga.. Some people do chanting as their yoga practice; Called Bhatki yoga, it is very powerful indeed! This got me to dreaming, and recalling about wanting to do this when I first became a yoga teacher, ie: chant + yoga. I purchased a harmonium, and then started to look online wanting to take lessons. Basically, my lessons fizzled out, as online and what was being offered was not working to teach me. So the harmonium went into the closet and sat for 10 years or so. Coming home from Miami, I just knew the time was right, and dug it out of the closet.
I started calling around, and found someone, who could meet individually with me. Well, don’t want to toot my horn, but after 2 lessons, I am singing a song, and playing the harmonium with it, and chanting to Kali. This teacher is floored, saying most people have a much harder time getting this instrument. Well, I guess in my mind, I have been working up a long time to this moment. I can’t wait for the day to sit down, and bring this amazing experience to Anahata; it’s time, and feels OOOHHH SOOOOO RIGHT!!!
Are you the same? Have you been thinking about doing a yoga teacher training, or teaching aerial, but fears, timing, or just life has stopped you? Well, I was reminded today, how very precious each day is, as I learned of a friend’s passing. We only have this life, and if we are getting a message to do something, it’s probably because NOW is the time. Pocket your fears, and sign up. Maybe I’m the teacher you have been looking for.
See you on the mat,