Yoga is a set of practices. We have many practices. Each practice has karmic ripples, effects on our lives. I work at a theatre that is in a public park that includes a beautiful rose garden, the Raleigh Rose Garden.
This morning, I had errands to do related to the prison yoga practice and then got to work early. I completed a rough draft of a resume for one of my prison class members to help him in his employment search. I did some theatre business. I returned some phone calls. Then I walked outside.
I saw a rose that I had not noticed before in the upper level of the grounds and smelled it. They say that each variety has a different aroma. I thought that it would be interesting to find out how many different aromas there were. I decided my practice would be to smell at least ten varieties. Three of them that I met along the way are here, but there were many more and I sniffed more than ten varieties. I wonder. What karmic ripples will occur from this practice? It was certainly pleasant. It made me glad I work here.
What are your practices?