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Connection

Sometimes it’s freaky, but most times it’s comforting.  It’s happened to me a lot and it’s probably happened to you too.

Recently, I was teaching a class, the flow lead us to Urdhva Dhanurasana or Upward Bow Pose.  After class, a student came up and share a story.   He had just been talking about that very pose with his sister just a day or two before.  He’s been practicing yoga for a little while and she was the person encouraged him to try it.  They discussed the pose, but he told her that he hadn’t worked on that pose in a class before.  He was surprised that in the very next class after that conversation that we worked on that very pose.

Hands - Nov 2005A connection.  A shared experience.  A shared energy.

Things like this happen all of the time when I teach.  Someone specifically connects to a theme, a song, or pose, so much so that they wonder how you knew what they were thinking.  It probably happens in your life too.

Have you ever been thinking of someone and a few moments later a text pops up from them?  Have you ever craved a meal only to get home and find out that’s exactly what’s on the menu?  Have you ever met someone for the first time, but felt like you’ve known them your entire life.  Connection.

It can seem that we are alone and disparate, just going about our daily business, but in fact we are part of a complex tapestry of energy.  We share DNA, we share the air we breathe, we share the frustrations of traffic delaying us from our destination.  There are lots of ways to look at it, but there is no denying that we are connected.

So, as you find your way to the mat or throughout the day.  Take a moment to acknowledge connection.  Appreciate the magic of that complex tapestry.  Imagine the thread that links you to the people you know personally and those who may pass briefly through your life.  By acknowledging and honoring these connections the tapestry becomes even more beautiful.

Namaste.

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