YOGA SUTRAS OF TRAVEL: PART 20
1.20 SRADHAA VIRYA SMRTI SMAADHI PRAJNAA PURVAKA ITARESAM
The day after and immersion ends I always feel a big internal sigh. The emotional heights that can be experienced in a container of sharing and continued study can be intense. We work as a facilitation team to bring the best of ourselves and the fullest capacity of our presence into every moment of the experience. It is a rich and rewarding path and I have lost track of how many times I have said, “I love my job.” Each week long event also has its specific challenges with spaces, time, and energy management.
While the event is running it seems as if my energy is unlimited. When the event ends I always feel a moment of pause that needs space to sit and reflect. One of the beautiful parts of the AcroYoga facilitation process is the download and reflection time we take with one another. We act as mirrors to one another and hold each other in the light of love as we share what we loved, were inspired by, learned from each member. We equally look at the spaces that hold room for improvement and invite each member to explore their own teaching from a new perspective. More time is spent evaluating the team dynamic and work to be fully transparent in our communication alongside compassionate speech.
This morning I breathe more deeply into my gratitude practice. I am extremely thankful for the time to reconnect with old friends and cultivate new relationships with others. Julia Weis: Thank you for your tender heart and your all-embracing nature. Every time I see you it is pure magic. Stephanie Glasenapp: Thank you for all of the work you have poured into your practice and into your community. Thank you for reconnecting me to the spirit of motherhood. Pascal and Bruce: Thank you for being awesome examples of partners and fathers. Daddy daycare was full on and you were amazing. I thank you for creating space so that allowed us girls to co-create with one another and for sharing as much play time with us as you could. Jewels Ashby: I am excited by your passion and inspired by your steady presence. Kabir and Rob: Our team is thankful for all the hours you are putting in and the systems you are helping to create to make our events run smoothly from top to bottom. Thank you for listening and always helping to seek a skillful solution to any problem. The Students: I thank you deeply for welcoming me so fully to your space and to all who traveled from LA-USA and Germany to share the practice in Australia.
Our sutra today essentially looks at a similar reflection process. In the AcroYoga process we have faith in one another, reflect on our personal actions and out group actions, tuck our learning into our memories to continue to improve as educators and as humans. In the philosophy, Patanjali suggests that to reach our highest potential and ultimate liberation we must have faith, courage, strength, memory and discernment.
I will have plenty of time for reflection today. I am three hours into a thirteen leg of today’s flights.
A few simple reflections to take with me this round:
· 3 new amazing games to play (look out for them at my next round of AY play-shops)
· I work better with more personal communication on the front end. (Email only communication leaves room for feelings of disconnection or potential misinterpretation)
· I need to plan more space between events to really enjoy the places and available playtime.
Nothing great for photos today. I didn't think you would want to see the inside of a United Airlines Plane... I didn't either....
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We are continuously interested on how our reactions and responses to our personal journeys, albeit travel, adventure, new job, etc. mirror and reflect our social, emotional and spiritual ups and downs. We try every day to apply what we learn about ourselves on the yoga mat to our personal lives. Thank you for tuning in as we share some of those aspects with you.