So I’m chillin, enjoying my evening watching TV when all the sudden my wife asks “don’t you teach hot yoga tonight?”
It’s 7:07 PM and I teach at 7:30 PM and the studio is all the way across town! Yikes!!
I had some workout shorts on and it was freezin cold out. So I just threw on something over me, grabbed my gear, and ran out the door. It was a smooth drive there and someone set the heat on high for my hot yoga class. So not bad for having to rush around.
Then, I realize I didn’t finish my playlist. I add 3 more songs and put them in order and I’m set.
I have a full class. I mean, its a small room and I had 21 yogis. Wow!
You know, when you give speeches or presentations to a large group, they say you can over prepare. If you write out your thoughts word-for-word, you end up reading it word-for-word and boring the heck out of your audience. Instead, if you know your stuff well, you should be able to let it flow out of you. I usually have a few things prepared in my mind. But I had nothing planned at all…nothing even remotely in my mind.
So, with nothing prepared, I just rolled with my class. I asked yogis if there was anything in particular they’d like to do or bodypart of focus. Hamstrings! OK!
Cue the music…breathe…let’s begin.
It turned out to be one of the funnest classes I’ve ever taught. The energy was electric and the sweat flowed freely. We kept it simple since the room was so packed. We focused a lot on “core” and savoring the heat. And, I demonstrated a lot through the class since I positioned myself right in the middle. So it felt good for me too.
Afterward, I got a lot of questions. And my heart was full of joy!
Sometimes, whirlwinds are best savored when they bathe you with their fury.