I’m on my yoga mat; my head is resting on my outstretched legs. It’s very quiet - except for the last drops of the morning rain bouncing off the roof. Melanie’s soothing voice is guiding me and the rest of our small group to surrender into a “Caterpillar” - a classic Yin Yoga pose. “Find your edge...just be present with the sensation. Keep breathing...”
My hamstrings feel like they haven’t been stretched for decades, but as the minutes go by I feel how they begin to open up. My whole body is relaxing. My mind is becoming calm and serene. I love Yin Yoga.
When the class ends, I walk silently out of the yoga hall, to put my mat away. Breakfast is waiting for us. I’m relaxed, energized, and very grateful to know that fresh fruits, cereals, yogurt, eggs, and tortillas are waiting for me in the dining hall.
I walk in silence. The wind turbines are looming overhead, their blades cutting through the wind, swooshing rhythmically. A narrow asphalt road is leading us into the green horizon. I’m reminded of what a perfect day this has been. I have come to some powerful realisations in the circle this morning, and I am still feeling overflowing with joy and love.
As I feel the bliss rising with me, bubbling like a beautiful fountain which just wants to explode through the crown of my head, I notice my mind trying to make sense of it all. Even though our walk is supposed to be silent, I find that I just can’t hold myself back any longer. I have to share this joy. I turn to one of my walking companions, Simja, a trainee staff members at the centre, and I say to him “I think I may just explode with so much joy!”
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