21 August, 2013

Places called home

Today was vinyasa with Alice Harper.

Just got back from California at 8pm and realized that an 8:30pm class with Alice was an option I couldn't really turn down.

I am thinking about what defines "home." I suppose the Cheers "a place where everybody knows your name" is a pretty good way of thinking about it.

There are several different yoga studios that now feel like home to me. Places where I know what I am getting and where I trust the people into whose words I place my practice. I guess it's more the teacher than the room, but it can be a combination of the two.

Maybe I have too much time on my hands to think about these things.

I am thankful for Alice. Connecting with her as a teacher is what has made me think of Live Love Flow as a place that I want to call home. And it is convenient that it is located a few blocks from my house.

Had I decided to move across town, impulsively, a month or so ago, a lot of what is convenient about this location may have slipped through my fingers. It felt so urgent when I was starting to look at places. Almost like an avalanche. If I don't act right away I will be missing something! This is my big chance! There was a feeling of urgency. I decided to question that urgency, and to start from the assumption that it was constructed drama. And then... do nothing. And see what happened. And the urgency passed. And now I am glad that I am where I am. There are small wishes about this, that, or the other thing that could be better. But I am content. And peaceful. By staying still.

This is the yoga.

Home.

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