Tonight was the first ever “Silent Yoga” I don’t know where to start to describe this class. It was amazing. Unlike anything I have experienced in yoga so far. In the pose, I knew what to do. Hours and hours of practice had prepared me.
Maybe I should back up and say, I am definitely a silence is golden type and in the class in a meditative place where it is just me in my head. No other sounds, no distractions. Just me. Yet, I wasn’t alone. The breath around me, it breaths life into your poses, the energy lifted me.
In the silence, everything was focused on the positions. The things I know the teachers say, daily, reverberated in my head. Somehow, that made me put it all into action. In the silence, I wanted to settle into the pose. Hold it just a little longer and find that extra space. I’m not sure I can accurately describe the difference. I just know I want more.
When there is no music, you feel the room. The people in the room become one, a flowing together. I bet it was a beautiful thing. Moving together, breathing together for an hour, in the silence in a hot room. It was intimate, we shared something in there. And I know more than just myself came out viewing our practice differently.
I hope there is another class. I hope this becomes a thing. And mostly I hope that the feeling, the love and peace we felt this evening in that place, breathing and moving together, happens again and again. Transformation, together.