I was yesterday in a Hot Flow class. And, believe me, it got super hot… Right at the beginning of the class, the words said were the following “When it gets taugh, stay present and observe what is going on. But do not react. Do not escape. And simply observe the moment. Detaching from it”
The class started. The first flows were easy. Started feeling warm. As we moved on, right past half of the class, we did “Camel Pose”. I felt my heart on the throat, it was not pleasant. Followed by a burnie feeling on the chest. My first reaction was “wanting to move and get out of the pose”.
I remember the words at the beginning of the class. I tried to stay calm and breath. It was slightly upseting, normally this pose is easy for me-I thought- A few seconds later a couple of tears arised on my eyes. I felt an intense emotion being held on my chest. I stayed there observing, without judgement and reaction. I kept on breathing and the intense feeling faded away. I felt lighter, softer. We continued the class and finished in Savasana. I reflected on it.
What happens when it gets hard? And what makes us not to move or leave the room?
I guess, deep inside, we all long for truth and love. I am a Teacher. And I will always be a Student. We are all on the journey. Becoming better persons. And know, like in yoga, running away or escaping is not the solution to our problems. A shift on approach is needed. If we look at situations and our own struggles from an observer point of view. Dettaching. Observing and not judging ourselves. Simply learning to hold that space. We’ll start feeling lighter, softer and confident. Feeling safe, secure even when we face struggles… Remember we are ALL on the journey!