“Gracie, my name is Lakshmi, and I have been watching you for quite some time. You are an exceptional girl and you are exactly what we have been needing in YogaLand for a long time. To be honest, Gracie, you have been connected to YogaLand for all-time. You just had to be ready for it. You think that there is no Yoga class going on but look again”. With that, Lakshmi moved her hand through the air with the deft of a magician as more pink glitter sprinkled forth and swirled about in a circle revealing a large class of people all doing Yoga on pink mats. They appeared to be in the studio, and yet somehow distant. Gracie started to feel faint from all the excitement but just at that moment, Das appeared with a small pink tray which revealed pink dragonfly cookies and strawberry flavored milk. It revived her but it didn’t for a single second relieve the amazement that she was feeling, right here in Plainville, which until last week had been gray on gray drab. Muriel went on to tell her that what she was seeing was a glimpse into YogaLand and that Gracie would soon learn how to get there and so much more. “For now, I’m just going to teach you how to properly sit in a simply cross legged position, which is called Sukhasana. Many people are able to sit on the floor with their legs crossed, but this is not true Yoga. What I need to tell you Gracie, and this is most important, is that each of the poses, when performed perfectly has the ability to unlock the portals that gain entry to YogaLand. Now, what you must understand about YogaLand is that in it, there is no time as you know it here and in YogaLand, everything is pink and perfect. Meaning that anything can be fixed, solved, changed for the better and time has no limit so you can access the past, present and future.”
Gracie did as she was told. A wonderful feeling of calm came over her. She felt like she was actually lifting off of the ground. At one point she opened her eyes to find out that she WAS floating a few inches off the ground, but dismissed this thought as being her imagination. When she finally opened her eyes, she found herself seated quite by herself. Lakshmi or Muriel or whoever or whatever she was had left. No one was there except Musika, now nibbling on the leftover crumbs from the Dragonfly cookies. “Let’s go home, Gracie, I’m starving”. Gracie rubber her eyes, got up, folder her Yoga mat back up to the size of a dollar (amazing and useful trick, that!), popped it back into her hip pocket and headed for home. Did she dare tell her mother about this adventure?
To be continued . . . !
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Author, Speaker and Visionary, Acharya Sri Khadi Madama is the recipient of the Jewel of India Award, in New Delhi in 2009. You may visit her website at www.yourstrulyyogatv.com