It had been awhile since I’d gone to a yoga class. It wasn’t until I saw The Yoga Barn in Bali that I felt a deep desire to go. Yoga Barn is the type of place you could only dream of. There are little bungalows, endless class offerings, a cafe overlooking the outdoor yoga studios and a spa — all with a jungle vibe in the middle of rice paddy fields.
In the class I went to, the teacher was talking to us about the eight limbs of yoga, the first of which is ahimsa – the practice of non-violence. I thought to myself, “I can start with that. Being kind to myself and others – causing no harm. That should be easy.”
Suddenly, I felt a stinging sensation on my cheek and slapped it. I looked at my hand and it was covered with the guts of a huge bug. I started to laugh hysterically. The only thing that would have completed the moment was if I looked to my right and my sister was there laughing with me.
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