Headstands around the World (Sounds like a good charity)
The sun is back out here in Samahita Thailand. After taking my 7:30 mediation class and 8:00 Mysore class I took a walk back up to a Buddhist temple within walking distance on the beach. This time I went with a small group so I could get the tour and find out a bit of information about the temple. Since the sun was out, I managed to lay around the pool and ocean and soak in some Vitamin D. My time here is coming to an end. It was exactly the type of trip that I was looking for. Lots of great people, healthy food, lots of relaxing, and lots of good yoga.
This morning during the Mysore class Rachel mentioned I was probably storing emotions in my hamstrings. I have been doing pretty intense stretching and massage during the last 10 days. So although I am on an island filled with relaxation there were still emotions being stirred around inside of me. There were a lot of positive emotions that were churned out from my past, but also some negative ones. I realized that hatred is still new to my heart, and that the hatred and betrayal I felt from marriage and divorce were still coming out of me. It was actually a soothing experience as I realize that these feelings are now much more diminished and I say goodbye to them as they enter and exit my mind. This was my past. This was the structure that built me into what I am today. It is what brought me to the now.
As I twist and stretch my body during yoga, I release the emotions from the past. I am put onto trial to see if my brain gets stuck in the past or will worry about the future. Good or bad the past is done. I can never predict the future. So the only place to be is the Now. As "negative" experiences come unlocked I have a choice to fear them and lock them back up into my body. I can also say goodbye to them and thank them as they have helped me grow.