Brain freeze.

You’re on your mat during a Round Robin with your OMies around you. You think you’re feeling pretty good about where you are in your learning. And then Pegah calls your name.

And your brain freezes. And not in a good “I just ate my ice cream too fast” sort of way.

“Crescent Lunge series? What the hell is she talking about? I don’t know what a Crescent Lunge is. Everyone’s waiting. Say something.” You open your mouth. Nothing comes out. You laugh at yourself. You can’t believe this is happening to you. Your brain: “Ground yourself. That will help.” So, you guide your OMies through a unified inhale and exhale and you ground yourself in the room. You feel better and call up what you know about Crescent Lunges (which, by the way, you’ve done thousands of at this point) and you make your way through teaching the series. Not perfectly, but just fine. You get back on your mat and feel better.

A few more OMies take a turn including the most smiley-faced OMie who went deadpan when it was his turn. He described it as having an out-of-body experience. I agree.

Sure, it was weird and a little bit scary. But, seriously, you could feel the love and support carrying the room. I’m surprised our mats didn’t levitate. For real. I went home knowing more about my teaching, myself and the strength of our OMie community.

But I couldn’t leave well enough alone. On the way home, my brain freaked out on my again. “Holy crap. What if you freeze when you’re teaching a class of non-OMies.” Hmmm. Well, no, that wouldn’t be ideal, would it?

I guess there’s only one thing to do in that situation – keep calm and yoga on. Breathe. Lighten up. Be human. Practice yoga. (If you haven’t caught on to the common thread of my posts yet, this is a good formula to practice off the mat, too.)

16 days until graduation. 18 more required practices. Lots of time to solidify my Crescent Lunge Series.





One thought on “Brain freeze.

  1. Thanks for writing this down Elen! My brain did a “jig” on my aspirations on the way home too. We’re going to get through this and be a loving group of Omies for the rest of our lives!! ❤️

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