The part of class where you’re happy you came to class

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The part of class where you’re happy you came to class

Hot yoga classes are long, intense, sweaty and exhausting.

Sometimes you don’t think you’re going to make it to final savasana.

But then that special moment comes. The one nobody can take away from you. It’s the part of class where you’re happy you came to class. And it’s different for each student.

Sometimes it happens within the first few minutes of pranayama breathing.

Sometimes it happens twenty minutes into practice once your heart is pumping and your skin is sweating.

Other times it happens during a well deserved cold shower after class.

And sometimes it happens on the subsequent commute to work when you realize that the hardest thing you’re going to do all day is already finished.

Point being, happiness often has its own timetable.

But if you trust the process and trust the practice, it will show up when your body is ready to receive it.

What’s your favorite moment during yoga class?

Scott Ginsberg is the author of 40 books, a TEDx speaker, the world record holder of wearing nametags, and the author A Year in Hot Yoga: Daily Meditations for On and Off the Mat. Scott is a Community Leader at Yoga Tribe Brooklyn, where he is a daily practitioner and the Managing Editor of their award winning blog. Learn more at  www.nametagscott.com

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