Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Maggi does Hot Yoga with Dancing Ganesha

I had a wonderful day yesterday.  I struggled through meditation like usual.  Then I got a good 3 year review at work that included a raise.  After work I rushed to Garden State Yoga to try a Hot Yoga class.

It was awesome!

I've tried yoga a class or book here or there, but never gotten deep into it.  I'm flexible and pretty strong so I take to it, but have never delved into the practice seriously.  I expected a Hot Yoga class to be all physical, with no attention paid to the spiritual.  Man, I was so wrong!  The teacher has a greater body awareness than I have a vocabulary for.  We did mudras, affirmations, and the breath-work required in the class was extensive.  At one point, the painful heart ache I've been suffering with cleared.  My chest opened up and my heart chakra opened and flowed.  I cried.   Yup, I cried in class.  I was happy to and was smiling too.

Most surprising of all was I kept having visions of Ganesha doing Yoga with me.  He was dancing and happy and fully of joy.  I've never had an experiences with any God of the Hindu pantheon so that was interesting to note too.  Does Ganesha just love yoga?  or was he specifically coming to me to help me right now?  I don't know.  I want to honor him for the joy he poured over everything during class too.

With that, I decided yesterday that I'm going to start offering public ritual again.  I'll be leading a Full Moon at Mystic Spirit on 8/20.  It feels good to be back.  Blessed be!

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