I am happy to say I have been tested out of quarantine and I am no longer in the quarantine hotel in Norway. I have so many people to thank for their support and help during this time, especially my friends in Oslo, the Oslo City Commune, my host in Germany, and my fellow yogis at the Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center. I would have never been able to get my digital vaccination card or expedite my test results without their insight and advice.
I also have so much gratitude for the support from you, my listeners, my students, and my fellow yogis. I really do rely on these positive moments in my community, and it makes up for all of the stress and negative emotions I’ve experienced over the past few days.
No matter how long I’ve been practicing yoga, I have to remind myself that these kinds of moments are the true testament to the spiritual experience of yoga. No matter how much you meditate or practice the asanas, there are things beyond your control. All you can control is yourself, maintain peace of mind, and continue on the inner journey.
Our anxieties and our expectations can obstruct the journey, but yoga prepares you to let go of those attachments. I don’t know how many times I visualized that QR-code, but that is not how the universe works. Somehow she knows that the stronger the attachment, the stronger the restriction, and maintaining a positive attitude throughout experiences like this is easier said than done.
I appreciate that yoga teaches us how to face adversity with an optimistic point of view, and I appreciate even more that I am still a yoga student at heart and still able to learn from my mistakes. This experience has been a challenge, but it has taught me more than I ever would have learned at home. Think on this as you reflect on your own practice, and always remain open to new learning experiences and opportunities to get help when you need it.
Now that I have tested positive and have my digital coronavirus e-certificate, I will be traveling and teaching around Europe, through Sweden and Denmark. Keep up with me on Instagram at @kinoyoga and @omstarsofficial, and visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com.
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If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.