So, I was originally going to post an inspirational quote or picture today for YIOM, but something else came up before that post was complete. To be honest, this is a little scary for me share with you right now readers, as I can be quite a private person. But, part of healing and being more open is to share, so hear it is – I couldn’t finish a yoga class today. Not because I was too tired, out of shape, or anything like that, but because I had such an overwhelming sense of emotion come over me that I had to step out of class.
This has never actually happened to me before, so right away I was embarrassed. But, since I attend a great studio with supportive teachers and friendly staff, I was helped through the moment and told that it was actually ok – the manager even mentioned that this has happened to her before and she finds it to be a pretty normal occurence.
For those readers not fully immersed in the yoga community, this most likely seems strange (or even weak). It’s times like this that I am glad to have my yoga community around me – non-judging and genuinely caring about my well-being (and that of others as well). These people offer a friendly shoulder and other resources (books, yoga sequences) to help you get through the moment, and maybe even figure out what brought it on. I haven’t fully figured it out yet, but it was nice to have that caring ear. So, for right now I’ll just have to let the realization come on its own time and not rush it – because that never really solves anything.
There you have it readers, an openly honest and personal post from me today. It is my hope that it either helps you in some way or aids you in becoming less judging of others. We all have a story inside and sometimes that comes out in the most inopportune time. Or, if you’re lucky, comes out during yoga. 🙂 ॐ
Have you ever had a wave of emotion hit you in yoga or meditation? What did you think about it at the time?