I had the good fortune to practice at Miami Life Center with Tim Feldmann this weekend. Practice with him once and you won’t doubt why he has been dubbed Ashtanga’s Sweetheart.
But this post isn’t about Tim.
What I reaaaalllly wanted to say was how much I freaking love the energy of a crowded Mysore room. I practice primarily at home in my living room, alone. Unless you count my kids. Ha! Day after day, I hammer out my practice all by my lonesome on my little mat. I love it that way for the most part. I don’t have anyone to impress or compete with. I have nothing to hide and nothing to prove. If I need a low energy practice one day, I have no one to answer to about that. Its fabulous!
But, it does have its limitations. Home practice feels less...potent.
Those limitations are never more obvious than when I’m in Mysore class at MLC. The “big shala” packed wall to wall with mats occupied by people from all over the world. Tim and assistants working intimately with the students. The breath and sweat are palpable. Tapas fills the air. Some are having breakthroughs and others breakdowns. The energy gets inside you. What is usually very run of the mill becomes an epic journey.
I feel like I’m trying to describe the indescribable.
I absolutely love it, and I can’t wait to come back.
But in the meantime, I’ll enjoy my solo home practice :)
Till next time!