Everyone in the world agrees that we are different, brothers raised in the same family and under the same roof are different, twin that grow up on the same time in the same womb are different. Two tress are different even if they are coming from the same fruit’s seeds.
With my new yoga experience I learned that there are even differences in the same body! For example, my left leg is different than the right one, my right shoulder is different than the left one! How much I can do with my right arm is different than the left one! But with all these differences they shape one body that live in peace, they work together in harmony to help doing everything I ask. I never saw my left foot refuse to work with my right one because it has different size or less flexibility. I never felt that my right eyes asking my left one to leave my body because is less stronger. On the opposite, if my left eye is less stronger, my right one will do more effort to cover this gap. When my left leg get tired my body lean to my stronger right leg to give more support. They work as a whole to make me what I am now.
I wonder why people in our society don’t look into themselves and learn from their bodies that being different is not something bad. It is part of the beauty of our life and with our differences we fill the gaps between each others. We can live in peace and harmony, we can support each other in one society even if we are different exactly like my left leg support the different right leg in the same body!
Today I discovered that I am completely prisoner of the time!
Today I went to my Yoga class a little bit earlier and before the class started I noticed that I am not wearing my Fitbit watch. For a moment I had a panic attack but then I remembered that I connected to my PC at work to be recharged and I forgot to take it back again. I told myself, tomorrow I will get it, that’s not an issue.
I started to prepare my yoga mat, and I sat on my cushion waiting for the class to start, unconsciously after few moments I looked at my arm to see the time, but the watch was not there. I felt irritated because I felt that I don’t know what’s the time now! How long I have to wait until the class to start?! I looked around to see if there is a clock but nothing was there, just empty walls. I said to myself; close your eyes Rami and try to clear your head from the daily thoughts. But this idea of losing the track of time kept coming back again. I had a discomfort feelings, I am losing the track of the time! I am getting lost!!
The class started, I tried to focus more on the instructions but from time to time, something jump in my head, asking what’s the time now?! I had to fight this feelings couple of times until I won. I completely let the time go and I lost the track of time. The only thing that I was focusing on my breathes and how to put my self in the posture.
I finished the class, and I don’t know what is the time now, my head is clear, I don’t care if it is late or it is early. I arrived at home and once I entered my living room I noticed the time and I said to myself. It felt like if I was away for a very long time!
We are prisoner of the time (at least me), sometimes we lose the joy of a moment because we are afraid that it will end soon. We keep looking into our watches/mobiles or clocks to know our location in time. We lost the sense of time because we keep tracking of it, we are afraid to be left alone without knowing the time because we are afraid to be by ourselves so we don’t face ourselves for a longer period.
What I learned today is to set myself free from my time’s prison, to enjoy the moment and face myself without a fear.
When I started Yoga exercises five years ago, I wanted to bring balance to my life because I know that yoga is all about balance. Gym and weight lifting is not something for me. I feel that I have more connection with yoga. Since I start practicing I understood my body more and I started to listen to it more.
Now, I am having different experience guided by a teacher. I started to see Yoga in different dimension I didn’t see it before. Yoga is about balance but also about to do what your body allow you do in the moment and slowly let it expand naturally and with a flow. It feels natural because it connects your with your body rhythm through your breath. It sync your movement with your natural body rhythm to bring you to a next level of harmony.
I will keep exploring more about my new Yoga experience and I am looking forward to see where this time it is going to take me.