Believe it or not, I could not chant Om before starting this training program. Fast forward to the 2nd day of this training course, and, to my surprise, I found myself chanting Om like the rest of the students in class.
Could it have been the hours of practicing pranayama, yin poses, or Dina’s InnerYoga approach that allowed me to suddenly chant Om?
Whatever inspired it, my new chanting ability is a welcome change!
One of the concepts Dina presented today is the truth that change is a constant part of reality, or as the Buddhists say, Annica – impermanence. Everything is always changing. This can mean that wonderful changes occur – new abilities and experiences arise and difficulties will always pass. However, the truth of impermanence also means that there will be losses – big and small- that are painful to be with.
I have experienced the challenges of impermanence in my life – I’ve lost my keys… I’ve lost loved ones… and everything in-between. As I practice the InnerYoga skills of awareness, kindness, and breath in this training program, I am recognizing how valuable this InnerYoga approach will be for me as I face the reality of impermanence in my life ahead. I am so grateful to be deepening these abilities.
If you have any stories or insight on how yoga has helped you deal with impermanence you would like to share with me, please feel free to share them with me or post them below.