Be Open

The lesson for this day is “Be Open”.  Kat and I started the week with this intention and this day (3/10) taught the lesson:  Be open to whatever comes your way.  That’s the short version.

Here is the long version:

After a two days of sitting in San Francisco hotel conference center chaird and listening to technical presentations via PowerPoint, I knew I had to find a yoga class.  The hotel concierge found and printed a listing of a studio nearby, with a class schedule.  “Mellow Flow” sounded exactly right!  I walked over and was waiting for the elevator with another yoga-looking person.  Sure enough, she said she was going to yoga, so I followed her.  I asked her if it was indeed “mellow” and she was non-committal, as was the woman who checked me in.  They both asked me if I had done Kundalini yoga before – I had sampled it as part of another class, just once.

I seemed to have the times wrong so I had to make some quick arrangements for meeting a friend after class.

The space was beautiful – a high-ceilinged loft with low lights and LED tealights, which made me think of Sally.  There was a green book in a basket – World’s Healthiest Foods – Gale’s bible.  The teacher, with whom I had arrived, it turned out, looked like Lava’s friend Liz, and was named Michelle.  I felt surrounded by connections.

The class was awesome!  Kundalini yoga is all about breathwork and meditation.  The postures were few, but just right.  The music was great.

After class, the teacher served tea and date balls!  Who ever heard of snacks at yoga class?

I told her that I enjoyed the class but that I was surprised that it was called “Mellow Flow”.

That’s when I found out that I had gone to the wrong place!  Mellow Flow was on the floor below this class, in a complete separate yoga studio!

Who ever heard of two yoga studios in one building?

The wrong place at the wrong time turned out to be absolutely and exactly the right time and place for me.


One thought on “Be Open”

  1. I love this lesson learned! Kundalini yoga is the style I practice most, and in fact is the style I am certified to teach. I find it a most perfect complement to more asana-bases yoga disciplines, which I love also. I’m glad that the place you were meant to be was the place you ended up. 🙂

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