I arrived to class feeling harried. A busy day loomed ahead and a formidable to-do list cluttered my mind. I was planning my day down to the minute.
Brooke began her yoga class by asking us to set an intention for our practice. I set my intention towards peace and calm. The sweet steadiness of Brooke’s voice brought me closer to my intention, inviting me to slow down and steep in the power of my breath. Both the tone of Brooke’s voice and the tempo of her class coaxed me towards a different pace. My racing mind and rushing feet were quelled. My movements slowed and my breath deepened. Through the consistent calm of Brooke’s instruction and class, I felt myself softening to the moment and savoring instead of anticipating.
Time passed effortlessly until Brooke brought the class to a close. She ended class with a simple blessing:Â ”May you have peace. May you share peace with others. May peace guide you in your life – today and always.” Brooke’s blessing was all too fitting – a blessing for peace from a conduit of peace.
Have you taken Brooke’s class? Leave a comment! Also, Brooke will be subbing my Monday class at Karma next week. So, come check her out!
Have you experienced that kind of peace in class? What does it mean to you?