Are you sensitive to different energies? Recently I’ve had a few visitors come to the Yoga Shed who have told me how much they appreciate the special energy of the space. Someone of a more skeptical attitude might think that’s a bunch of hooey – how can a room emit energy?

It happens over time… layer on layer of sweat, grunting, heavy and soft breathing, listening, observing, concentrating, laughter, and the simple joy of being in one’s body; over months and years, they all combine to gradually shift a yoga room’s atmosphere. You arrive in the space and know it’s time to settle into yourself – not dropping into an altered state but coming into the now.

We’ve been doing the yoga thing in the Shed for 2.5 years, and it’s been taking on its own lustre. Hopefully, the space calls forth the best in people, as they manifest a sort of nonchalant effort in their practice of yoga.

I know how I feel when I’m in the room. I may come in distracted, lethargic or out of sorts, but then I just let the mood be as it is, and, without any trying, generally something shifts in a positive direction.

Tatra dhyanajamanasayam

Once consciousness is fixed in meditative absorption, it no longer contributes to the store of latent impressions.*

*The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali, translation and commentary by Chip Hartranft.