It looked like I wanted to start a Mysore practice in a studio, since I caught myself visiting the website of the yoga studio near my house offering Mysore classes, starting at 6 in the morning - the real deal -, over and over again. But something held me down. I had doubts and worries. A lot of them. I thought I could never ever ever in a million years get myself out of bed at 5.30 in the morning. I worried that I would not have enough time to do hair and make up and have breakfast and be on time (8.30) at the office.
I thought that I would not survive a day at the office if my day had started at 5.30 and I needed to be at my best for eight long hours, dealing with numbers and people and a manager and deadlines. I thought I could never ever ever go to bed before ten. I worried that my personal and fun life would be over, that I would never ever have any time left for ANYTHING.
Then I saw an interview with Yoga Dealer (...) Michael Gannon, talking about his Ashtanga practice and his life, as a student and a teacher. He said he never realized how much time he had, until he had three young children, a wife, an ex-wife, and a yoga studio of his own.
OMG, I yelled out loud, three children, a business to run, interviews to give, a wife and an ex to keep happy. Not to forget: practice yoga! Eat! Sleep! Doing the dishes! I felt a bit ashamed that I had worried about time and energy for so hard, since I have no children, no ex wife and no business of my own. Thank you, Michael Gannon, for having three children. This Thursday I am going to my first Mysore class.
I took this picture of Fabian Cancellara climbing the Mont Ventoux, France, in 2016