Subtitle: When Breathing Doesn’t Seem to Do the Trick
I am so tempted to chant om when someone in class is…
…Wearing strong smelling perfume; worse, spraying it on while inside the shala. There is such a thing as personal space–something we all need to respect.
…Moaning. If you’re in pain, try biting your lips. Or try ujjayi breathing.
…Talking aloud during practice as if everyone in the shala would like to hear what one has to say; worse, whining to yoga teacher.
…Getting into utthita hasta padangushtasana mindlessly. Stepping back a little wouldn’t affect one’s practice…being considerate of others wouldn’t hurt either.
…Watching other practitioners; worse, evaluating their practice.
…Flipping the stick mat, especially if someone is in savasana. I know it’s sticky but hey, there’s a way of unrolling the mat without being rude.