This has got to be in the top three questions asked by yogis from other faiths. In the early stages of my practice I thought it may be possible but as time went on and I became more focused on posture, breath, and little else.
Then while climbing the 2.9 km hike up the “Grouse (Mountain) Grind”, with Ryan, an Australian, sorry Tasmanian mate and his friend Chrissy, a Canadian fitness trainer and yogi, the question popped up again.
Of course I dismissed Chrissy’s question on the spot, backing up my answer with favourites like: “You can find variation in your practice… , “each class is different on many levels…” and “If you’re focussed on what you’re doing then…” blah blah
As I floating in a pool of my sweaty savasana, tendrils of thought severed my mind-body connection so completely that 4 days later, I find myself still adrift. But why? Why am I bored? Is it my lacklustre practice, loss of mental commitment or just that I’ve been at it for too long?
Hmm, time to spice things up! Hopefully a 26 cent copy of “The Law of Success” by Paramahansa Yogananda, purchased earlier today from a second hand shop will do the trick. One quick paragraph before I go in to the 6pm class!