So, in addition to our normal Free Day of Yoga on Labor Day, we thought, if it is that nice, do it twice! So, today is just about 6 months to the day from FDOY, and that provides a nice balance!
I'm busy today, teaching twice and doing a section in Teacher Training, so I've got to keep it short and sweet, but when lovely thoughts and ideas worth sharing occur, we should take the moment... like saying "I love you" - sure they know, but is it ever a waste of time to say it!
Thus, I'm hear to say "I love you" - to the students, to my fellow yogis, my fellow teachers, my teachers and to the practice. I am extremely fortunate to be able to participate in sharing this practice with whomever may seek its gifts. And, my practice is the greatest gift I have given myself and it continues to give back to me, daily.
I truly hope the same for you - we are blessed to live in this time, in this place and with these opportunities. We should be aware of these gifts and treat them with honor, respect and attention. And, we should give this gift freely. I say so, because on Free Day, of course it gets crowded in the rooms - that's great... but, invariably. someone is having a day and comes up to complain about the room being too full. I hear the frustration, but I have to counter with "I would love to see every single room in every studio in town, whether part of my organization or not, full to capacity. This is not the cool kids club and I can't think of anyone who couldn't benefit from some derivation of the practice - even if they just sit, attentive to their breath.
So, I remind myself, we are all fortunate, and I am especially grateful for the gift of the practice, given freely to me - and I am honored and humbled to present it to those who have a thirst for the spirit! So, students, no need to thank the Teacher - the teaching is thanks enough!
Give thanks and praise - however you know how. to whomever and whatever pleases you (and what doesn't, because that is Teacher, too!). Namaste, friends.