What a year. Anything could happen and it has!!!
I was at World Travel Market last week, where all the countries and peoples of the world were on a central stage all under the same roof and although there was a lot of noise, they got on. Or seemed to get on. I spent the morning in the Inspire Theatre, listening to people talk about the wellness tourism, and how it has grown incredibly, outstripping any other form of travel. This is mainly happening, as some of the 'experts' mentioned because people, for want of a better phrase 'mentally exhausted, and sick'. Yoga has led the way, a system which moves people to a place of calm (emotionally) to listen to their breath, and clear their mind of the internal dialogue that persists in creating imbalance. Thats the idea. Yoga itself has become a form of exercise when it is a meditation. Kick boxing yoga, pilates yoga, spinning yoga? Yer what? Any way, I digress, because I taught yoga this morning, and my usual class of 6 turned into 26 because of the US elections and worry about the world. We did twenty vinyasas, saluted the sun and stretched and twisted. Thats all the posturing you need. Forget the political posturing which does you no good at all.
Don't worry, be happy. Politics like the financial markets is foogazzy. Guess work. What really matters is that you are there for your children and you love them unconditionally. I teach yoga in schools. I know that's what matters. Thats it. And you are in good health. That's it. Simple really. Everything else is puff.
And everyone is going on about the 'elite'. I must admit, I have never met someone who is 'elite'. I've met people who think they are. Everyone talks about the 'elite' as though they are a 'race'. The 'elite' is not a type of person. It is a social construct. People may feel they are better than someone else, but they are the ones who are insecure and feel less than everyone else. Elitism is pomposity. Pomposity is like a balloon. It is meant to be popped.
And I'm taking part in research to see how I cope with stress, my cortisol levels are being checked to see how my brain copes with everything. I went to a fascinating talk by Tara Swart today @corinthiahotellondon at the Corinthia Hotel in London. She will be the neuroscientist in residence there for a year and helping out with brain power day spa packages and brain power residential packages on how make the most of your brain. And yes, yoga is part of it.
Take a deep breath in, close your eyes, listen to your breath and realise what is important. Your health and your children. And breathe out.