In honor of the approaching Valentine’s Day: This is one of the most beautiful blog posts I’ve ever read. Don’t forget to read the comments, too! I think it just goes to show you the power of love, and how sometimes, receiving is 1000 times more difficult than giving.
People sometimes break down in yoga class. They fall apart. They shatter.
It doesn’t happen a lot, but it happens regularly enough so that I have to be prepared for it.
When people shatter, it’s usually because their “container” isn’t strong enough to hold whatever emotion detonated within them. They don’t see it coming. They get blindsided.
They come to class perfectly happy, perfectly okay, all, “Let’s do some s-t-r-e-c-h-i-n-g and get this old body moving, shall we?” And then BAM, out of nowhere, they are in a fetal position on the floor, a quivering mass, not knowing what hit them.
This is certainly not what I want to happen. I want to get the dosage right. I don’t want to lead a person in a practice that is going to break their container, but it’s really hard to know sometimes.
They might be physically strong in their body, but…
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