Let The Universe Create It
I was at the New York Athletic Club practicing yoga in their little yoga studio at the crack of dawn one Sunday. It was perfect and quiet and I had the best practice ever.
The next morning I went back into that little studio to practice and a sweet man came in while I was still in rag doll and I asked him if there was a class in the studio. He said yes, but not to worry, it didn’t begin for ten minutes and he was “sorry to disturb me.” He couldn’t have been nicer.
So I picked up my mat, my block, my strap, my note cards, my iPhone, and my water bottle and moved out into the ginormous gymnasium to resume my practice.
At first I was dubious at best. I set up my mat and noticed that a window was open, blowing freezing air onto my neck. I asked a guy if I could close it. He said sure and closed it for me (it was up super high and he was tall).
“This ain’t so bad,” I thought to myself as I moved through four sun salutation A’s in that huge gym. As I came up to standing on one A I noticed that the views from those windows were, well breathtaking. Looking out over the city on one side of the building and over Central Park on the other. “Wow,” I thought, there weren’t these kind of views in that little yoga studio.
I was playing Abraham-Hicks on my iPhone as I practiced and I noticed that I could blare it and no one heard because the gym is so huge and the cardio machines on either side of it were loud. That was cool, since when I was in the little yoga studio I kept it down low to be respectful.
At first I was attached to that little yoga studio. It was “my” place to practice! (After only one morning––LOL). When I had to move, I stopped, breathed and opened my mind. And then, the experience that followed during my practice was even better than what I’d expected. Even better than I’d experienced in that little NYAC yoga studio.
Years ago, before my yoga practice, I would’ve been so stuck in what I thought “should” happen or my “plan” I wouldn’t have been able to see the amazing beauty in the experience I WAS having.
Before you bum out about something changing or being different than you expected, stop, breathe, look around, and open your heart and mind. Then let the Universe create it. It does a better job than we ever do.
Have the best day ever!
Taylor plus 5