Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On Repeat: "God is Real/Hare Ram"

This song came on during my yoga class today, and I cried. I was overcome with the spirit and I cried.

The instructor had us on the floor bent over in Pigeon Pose* and I was resting my forehead on a foam block. The whole time before this she had been playing songs sung in Sanskrit, but then she played "God is Real/Hare Ram" by Krishna Das, which is in both English and Sanskrit. At first when I heard the English lyrics I just smiled, but once she had us down in Pigeon I really listened to the them and something powerful came over me. I just kept crying and mouthing "Hallelujah. Thank you Jesus." By the time she had us come out of that pose my block was soaked. Yes God is real, for He has washed and made me whole... I have found a way to live in the presence of the Lord.

Absolutely beautiful. Om shanti. Amen.

*Maybe it was Swan? I learned it to be Pigeon. But at this new studio I've heard "swan" and "pigeon" referring to what I believe is the same pose, so I'm not completely sure. There's a big difference between a pigeon and a swan in real life, but it's not so easy to distinguish their respective poses. But that's neither here nor there.

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