Empty clubs, barkin’ dogs, canned DJs

“…even if the club was empty and your feet get tired/even if the resident DJ got fired,” Shake baby shake, Seeed

If you’re doing your thing, you don’t need an entourage. Even if no one’s there to snap a pic for your soshe (social media page/s), it still happened. Shake what your Mama gave you. It’s for you, no one else. 

If the bones grow weary and your dogs are barkin’, keep going. What motivates you? What inspires you? How can we keep going when there’s no music, when you’re tired, when Elvis has left the building? 

If the resident deejay has left the building, keep going. Who needs a guru, amirite? Hm.  The beat of your heart is music enough. It is will. It is amrita, immortality, nectar, nourishment in Sanskrit. 

Dig deep into Tapas, or burning zeal in practice, or spiritual discipline. Are you doin’ it for the ‘gram, or for you? 

“You’re never alone, ‘cuz you can put on the ‘phones and let the drummer tell your heart what to do,” Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through, Meat Loaf

Even though at first blush this seems contradictory, it’s not if we dig a lil’ deeper. Many of us put on headphones when we do not wish to be disturbed, even if they’re not connected to anything. This allows you to engage with Pratyahara, or Withdrawal of the Senses, in Sanskrit. Go inside, and listen quietly. That is the Anahata chakra, the heart center or unstruck sound. 

If this resonated with you, please feel free to comment below or drop me an email. Until our mats unfurl again, be well.


Published by yogabymeredith27

A Yogini since 2k, you will find her on the mat, at the mic (for karaoke) or on the couch (reading or napping.) Classes for every body & everybody - come play! In times like these, it's especially important to practice self-care, on and off the mat. Be well.

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