With my first Kaiut yoga class I was stunned. But not in a good way. This was not yoga. I didn't know what it was but it wasn't yoga. Yoga was supposed to be relaxing not traumatizing. Yoga was supposed to relieve pain not create it. This was more like physical therapy than yoga. I did not want to go to the next class but I had flown all the way to Boulder, and I had to save face. I couldn't look like I couldn't handle this torture when others could!
So I went to the next class. And the next. And right around the fourth class it happened. Right on schedule, according to Francisco. It typically takes about four Kaiut classes for people to let go of the sense of torture in favour of the euphoria. Now euphoria is not a word I use often. But Kaiut gets under your skin. In just a brief hour it changes you. In a way that is difficult to describe of course. But I will try. I feel, well, lighter. Naturally, I feel lighter physically in that I have had a really good stretch, I feel more flexible, and I have pushed my joints to a place they rarely go. I feel like I am walking on clouds. But I feel lighter in my mind as well. There is a sense of calm, as you would expect, but also a feeling of being really really grounded. I feel like I can take on the world. That I can handle anything. That I am enough. I feel that I am capable of so much more than I was the hour before. That the world while the same as it was an hour before, is now more beautiful. How does he do that?