Since it was about 12 weeks ago now since I said these words, it was an interesting experience to read and watch, to look at and hear the words. i had such a great conversation with Kate and got all wordy and mystical, so I appreciate her crafting this article!
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By Kate On December 29, 2013 In Texas
"Two and half hours after I sat down with Chrispy Bhagat Singh, the conversation was still flowing and I didn’t have anything recorded. Our conversation began with his journey then flowed organically to a myriad of wellness topics. The videos (I couldn’t make just one) try to capture his strong and calming presence, although I recommend all who come to Austin to personally experience his practice.
He is not the definition of what you think of as a yoga teacher, he does not fit your mold – nor will he ever try to. He teaches you the practice, the rituals, the grace of yoga (and that’s just with his presence). He does everything with thought, with conscious decision. He is not perfect, nor does he try to be. He is not your yoga teacher, but a vehicle for which you can learn yoga.
I was introduced to Chrispy’s way of teaching, while attending his morning meditation at Wanderlust Austin. He guided us through a moving meditation, connecting the practice to scenarios in everyday life and providing simple ideas to practice meditation, such as finding the janitorial closet at work and standing alone for three minutes to just breathe. I had a pretty large personal revelation during the class and when I approached Chrispy after the class I knew that I had to share his presence.
Before finding yoga, Chrispy worked at the original Whole Foods in Austin and grew with the company building store leaders. He would help low performing stores by supporting, encouraging, and strengthening the store leaders assets. Chrispy was – and still is – gifted at connecting with many people and helping them find their leadership strengths, both personally and in business.
When he initially found yoga through his wife’s practice, he hated it. Luckily for us, he needed to figure out why he felt such a strong emotion towards yoga…eventually becoming what he calls a “husband convert.” Having retired from the corporate world, he dove into the practice – learning, practicing, spending all day at the studio. Chrispy’s classes combine his experience in a high stress environment with his knowledge of the yoga practice to reach those that don’t think they can or don’t want to develop a practice. He hopes to help people create rituals rather than habits, as habits require no thought and he believes we need to be more mindful in our lives.
Find the utility closet at work or that room that you know no one ever goes, turn over a bucket and sit (or you can stand if it’s small), set your timer for three minutes, be silent…breathe, when the timer goes off continue on with your day."
That's it, that's where I'm coming from and where I'm going to -
I could be crazy, totally wrong, divinely inspired, or mystically casting, so I'll simply end by giving thanks and praise.