hang up that phone now.. you are disrupting our peace and quiet?!?!
Bigram is out of town, so I, the wife, have been tasked by him to post in his place. He will be the first to tell you that at times I am also guilty of being on my phone when I probably shouldn't be... i.e. CPR training in college.. in which my roommate and I were the only ones in the class.
For this week, I am trying a yoga studio close to our house. I am a new "yogi" but understand that the practice of yoga is supposed to be a time to quiet your mind and refocus while you are there. As I walked in the instructors had just asked themselves who a lady in the studio was talking to.. the three of us began a short convo about bigram's travel mishaps that day but ignored what was happening in the background for a few minutes. We finished chatting and I grabbed my props and set up in my restorative pose to get ready for class. I was the last person to arrive but we still had a few minutes before class officially started. The entire studio was quiet as everyone prepared their mind... except the a woman on her cell phone. She was in the middle of quiet the negotiation regarding a stove. It was impossible to not pay attention to her conversation even though you were supposed to be in a resting state of mind. She continued her lively conversation until the minute class started.. you would think someone in yoga would pipe up and ask her to go outside or hang up the phone. Today I was sharing this experience with my cousin who is a longtime yogi and she said "Yep.. just like a yoga class for no one to speak up but for everyone to be secretly upset with her for disturbing them." There you have it, you can be focusing on calming your mind and still bothered at the same time.