Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Hare Rama, Hare Rama. I’ve done this now a couple of times, singing mantras. Not just Hare Krishna, but lots of them. But still, I don’t think I should tell it to my mother. She will think I’ve totally lost it.
Although, when Sara and I still lived in Spain, we often did yoga when my mother and (step) father came over. I remember that after one of the yoga classes we listened to Deva Premal, singing Yemaya Assessu, a beautiful mantra. So maybe she will be fine with me singing Hare Krishna as well.
We’ve had a very hectic morning. Even a very hectic evening and night yesterday. Work related. Running a business is never without stress. Not even when you run a yoga platform. So this evening we could use a break.
Luckily our friends Birame and Eric run Yoga Centrum Adhouna, which is located in a former little church in Brunssum. They’ve invited us for a kirtan night this evening. So here we are, singing mantras, like Aad Guray Nameh, Jugaad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guru Devay Nameh, guided by Mathias van de Bosch, a Flemish musician and singer with an amazing voice.
Believe it or not, I think this is the perfect preparation for this Sunday’s run, the Alfa Bear Trail. Not because this blog is about running, so I have to connect it to running, but because I truly believe it.
First of all, singing is super relaxing. After yesterday night and this morning, we can use a bit of relaxation. Second, singing mantras is energizing. I don’t know why, but I always feel uplifted after a kirtan evening and looking at Sara’s face, I’m not the only one.
So yes, we might be home a bit late, but that’s a small price to pay for all the positive vibes we feel now. Besides that, tomorrow we can sleep in. The race is Sunday, so we have another day. A work day for me, as I have to finish a couple of yoga videos, but that’s relaxing as well. When Sunday comes, we’ll be ready.