Let me tell you a little story. My YTT classes are filled to the brim with AUMs. I’ve shared before that I’m not much of a chanter, but that I do enjoy the sound of AUMing. It’s lovely. I feel like I’m buzzing with energy and sweet, sweet prana honey.
Speaking of honey, here’s the sticky part. One of the guys in YTT, who has a particularly deep and noticeable AUMing voice, is also entirely tone-deaf. Every time we AUM, I hear his voice rise above the rest, in all its discordantly dissonant disharmony.
And Patanjali help me, I find this f*cking hilarious.
Consider this equation:
# of AUMs in 1 yoga class x 1,000 (um, it’s YTT) x # of dissonant chords in 1 of said YTT guy’s AUMs x 99/100 (the danger % of my laughing at any serious moment in life)
= AN EXTREMELY HIGH PROBABILITY THAT I WILL P*SS MYSELF IN TEACHER TRAINING SOME DAY SOON.
Your turn! Tell me, honestly, what makes you laugh at the most inopportune times during yoga.
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