Entries in work (2)

Saturday
Mar172012

Saturday's Practice After a Week of no Yoga

I started a new job this Monday. It’s a job that I’m so blissfully happy that I got and that I feel like I’ve been working towards for some time now. I interviewed for it via Skype while doing yoga teacher training in India, so it's amazing to think about that the first time I ‘met’ my new colleagues and started focusing on this job I was in my bungalow in Mandrem, Goa.

It’s been a great first week, but as the job is more than an hour away, leaving the flat at 7.20 hasn’t left much time for yoga in the mornings… And coming home full of new impressions and ideas in the evenings, yoga hasn’t been the first thing on my mind. So when I got up to do my practice this Saturday morning my mat was still neatly rolled up in my bag from teaching my class last Sunday. A whole week went by without yoga.

And not doing yoga has a great impact on my practice. I don’t know if it was just not doing yoga for 5 days or if it was all the new impressions from work, but I had such difficulties getting into my practice today. I mean I actually paused in the middle of my Surya Namaskaras (sun salutations) to answer a tweet as I heard my phone beep(!) That’s not very yogic, is it? I guess not, but it shows a great deal about what goes on off the mat, as my practice always seems to do. A lot is going on off the mat right now and as I half-heartedly got through the standing poses of Primary Series I decided to just sit down and meditate the hell out of it. And it worked. Just sitting down allowing (demanding) the thoughts to hit me made my mind slowly quiet right down. Apparently meditation was my yoga practice today.

Can’t wait to teach tomorrow. You can join us if you want.

Monday
May092011

The First Post

This blog has been long under way. I bought the domain omshanti.dk last year but as everything goes it took me a while to convince myself that I would actually commit to writing continuously and keeping the blog updated. I already write another blog about topics related to my work, communication and social media, and that is not as updated as I would like it to be. To say the least.

But yoga is my passion. It is my refuge from a busy work day and my inspiration to remember to just breathe. Nice and simple, right? Well, after sampling different yoga traditions and creating my own practice during the last few years I’ve encountered so many different styles of asana, interpretations of the eight limbs of yoga and opinions about what real yoga is. And I’ve decided to try to make some sense of it all, and be social and share while doing so. The blog will be about my own practice, about the books, blogs and magazines that I read, and classes that I take. I hope it will also contain your thoughts and your practice.