042 11 June 2017
We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life. Murray Kibblewhite
CASE STUDY – HOW YOGA HELPED ME?
This morning I left at 9.00am so I could arrive on time at the home of my new instructor. I was going to my second Yoga Class after being infatuated with the first class the previous weekend. There I was one of about 50 in a large hall. Now I was to be in a small class of 6 held in the instructor’s home.
After driving for 20 minutes, I arrived at her home in the Western Suburbs. I arrived before her so after she arrived I re-parked my vehicle I went upstairs where she had a wonderful view over the Manukau Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand.
Then she advised me the class had been cancelled because she was not feeling well and coughing As well, her young son had had a bout of asthma. But she invited me to stay for a short time.
So I took out of my shoulder bag a copy of the book “The Body is the Barometer of the Soul” written by Annette Noontil and checked what was said about coughing.
The explanation for experiencing coughing was “You want to get rid of the emotions of not being your own master.” Hearing this explanation she said that after her meeting with me she was going to a supervised meeting with her ex-partner to discuss access to their two children.
It seemed there were several issues to be resolved which had been causing her concern. I advised her to practise her yoga and meditation so as to keep calm and centred.
So I left after doing the calming rather than being calm! Next week the roles will be reversed and she will become the teacher.
Not all good intentions can succeed. Sometimes external factors intervene and upset or delay the way forward.
For me, the experience was to be flexible and adaptable.
For her, the learning was not to allow herself to become anxious and worried and live in the present and trust in God.
Once again the learning is patience, perseverance and awareness.
All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?