Sharing The Christmas – A Tradition Of The Heart

At Natha Yoga Center we have celebrated Christmas with all our dearest friends on 22nd December and I am happy to share here with you some impressions from the evening…! In a warm and heart full atmosphere we came together all the teams and friends of the yoga center and we chatted, laughed, meditated, eat, enjoyed the reunion and of course we received our personalized gifts and mottos for the evening.

It was wonderful to see how after another year the love we share for each other is growing more mature and how the beginners are growing, how friends stand by, how the Christmas spirit gathers around the Christmas tree bringing out the best and most beautiful in all of us. The chefs of Ambrosia (the vegetarian restaurant in Concordia) have prepared a delicious Christmas meal with Danish, Romanian and international recipes of the season…of course we had “sarmale” and of course we also had “ris a l’amande”!

The Yearly Awards

Christmas NathaIn such wonderful atmosphere and surrounded by many dears to my heart, there were the yearly Natha awards, an already traditional moment in our school when the achievements and the peak of results of the team members are underlined.

Sahaj and Arthur were making the humoristic moment of the evening with jokes adapted to the yogic life-style in Natha, a delicious moment of laughing on our own rigidity and mistakes. (some of their jokes come in the end of this post).

The pantomime part was another enchanting moment. We had two teams Men and Women of courageous volunteers from the public and they have delighted us with the spontaneous of acting out the drama and humor of some of the mischievous pantomime subjects.

In the end the intuitive Women’s team have won the pantomime contest (they were having the mysterious feminine intuition on their side) and the Men’s team greeted them with a proper chevaliers’ bow. It was wonderful to see the two teams specifically working with their tasks, displaying the magnificent game of polarity for the audience.

This lovely party ended around 5 am, leaving us enough time to prepare for the daily activities.

I am leaving you here with some of the jokes we enjoyed as part of the humorous moment that followed during the end of the evening.

Laughter and Fun

Q. What did the yogi tell the door-to-door salesperson who came to his home selling vacuum cleaners?
A. Too many attachments…

A young woman who was worried about her habit of biting her fingernails down to the quick was advised by a friend to take up yoga. She did, and soon her fingernails were growing normally. Her friend asked her if yoga had totally cured her nervousness. “No,” she replied, “but now I can reach my toe-nails so I bite them instead.”

Three Yogis are doing meditative in a remote cave. One day a sound is heard from outside the cave. After about six months, one of the yogis says, “Did you hear that goat?” Once again, there was silence. About a year later, one of the other Yogis says, “That wasn’t a goat; it was a mule.” Again, there was silence. About two years later the third yogi says, “If you two don’t stop arguing, I’m leaving.”

ChristmasNathalaughtsThere were once four karma yogis: Everyone, Someone, Anyone and Noone. They had a very important task to do. Everyone was sure that Someone will do it. Anyone could have done it, but Noone did it in the end. Someone was angry because it’d have been Everyone’s job. Everyone thought that Anyone could have done it, but Noone realized that Noone will do it in the end. In the end, Everyone was angry at Someone because Noone did what Anyone could’ve done.

Levels of tiredness while practicing yoga:

1) Falling asleep after coming down form sirshasana, and not remembering if you did sirshasana or you are about to do it.
2) Falling asleep while doing pranayama.
3) Falling asleep in meditation, dreaming that you are meditating and falling asleep in the meditation.