I was in yoga class this morning and apart from the meditative music playing and the voice of our teacher directing us through the asanas, the roof started to creak. I still don’t know all the sanskrit words after all the years of doing yoga … I need a little ‘directing’!!! I always find a spot at the front or near to the front as possible in order to take off my glasses – quick glances in the direction of the teacher whilst in twisted poses is difficult when glasses slip down the nose!!! No mirrors and everyone else behind me, I can stay focused.
Sometimes I do find it difficult as she (the teacher) likes to chat briefly in-between asanas – not all the time but several times during the class. It breaks the focus. I am finding I am not getting the same benefit as with my previous teacher with mind, body and soul working as one. Anyway that’s another story …
The roof creaked .. loudly!!! It had been cool and cloudy when suddenly the clouds cleared and the sun beat down on the roof .. hence the loud creaking !
Teacher stopped and said that the creaking roof reminded her of an incident she had heard about which took place in the Roodeport Virgin Active. “It was in a pilates class”, she said, having been told of the incident, “and a board from the ceiling came crashing down and missed a lady by soooo much (pointing her forefingers upward and about 5cm apart) and there was dust and mess everywhere”, she said !!! “I’ll never forget it,” she said … and now always checks the ceiling in that room for any wonky boards!
As do I … it was me … I was the ‘lady’ !!!! I told her my story !
If it’s remembered now – 19 months later – by an instructor who wasn’t even there at the time, I wonder how many more people heard about it. I wonder if the story will be exaggerated as time passes! You know how stories never stay the same !!! 🙂