Lately, I have been living my life more openly. Not really looking for amazing experiences, but allowing those experiences to happen. Seeing that even the little things in life can bring the greatest joy. Moving through my days more slowly and taking the time to feel the world around me.
During the last ten years of yoga classes (on and off), I have reached physical goals. But I have never felt deeply moved, inspired, or close to the universe…. that is until today.
I walked into my hot yoga class, taught by Wesley, with an open mind. Throughout the class, I did struggle with some poses. But yoga is about growing and stretching. You are never perfect in yoga, there is always another step that you can reach. So I allowed myself to feel the struggle in my poses, to understand that the struggle is something to be embraced. It means I am ready for growth.
At the end of class, we all came into sitting where Wesley directed us to say a mantra that we were encouraged to embody in our daily lives “No harm. No harm. Do no harm.” and then we came into a collective “Om”.
I don’t know what it was about this “Om” or why I hadn’t felt it in other classes I have taken, but today it hit me to my core. The sound was one of the most beautiful sounds I have heard. I felt the universe move, I felt my soul jump, I felt connected to everyone and everything around me. This Om hit me so deep, it gave me goosebumps. This one particular moment, “The Om Moment” was the first time I truly felt part of something bigger. An important part of something bigger.
Find your Om Moment and embrace it.