So the season of festivals is upon us! Little Yogi Adventures is fresh back from Colourfest – a lovely, vibrant yogi fest in Wimbourne St Giles.
Strangely…a entire weekend of sunshine! Which was beautiful. I know festivals are all about the experience and the people…BUT…sunshine makes it just perfect, mainly because you actually get the opportunity to ‘people watch’; you can sit on the grass and observe how much pleasure people get in meeting, how much laughter echoes around the field and how adults revert back to intuitive play when left with grass, ice – cream and friends!
Quite frankly, we all turned into Little Yogis…open, receptive, playful, joyful. A simple contentment in being outdoors surround by people we enjoy being with and making new friends.
This is what Colourfest does very well: it provides a space (of incredible beauty this year) where adults can enjoy the opportunity to play. Why and when did we forget to play? Why do we make ourselves so busy? Why do we think that everything is so pressing? So important?! By adhering to these thought patterns we render ourselves closed. We become a little inhibited, a little too serious. Is it necessary?
Well, I am definitely not one to judge, but what I do understand is balance. So if you are going to be serious then also be playful – we can be anyone we want as long as we stop buying into conditioned ideas of ourselves.
And this is where The Little Yogis can teach us: this is their natural state; watching, taking in the world, taking part and trying new experiences without expectation.
You know, it’s worth the ‘car packed full’, the tent, the toilet roll running out and the weirdly cold nights! Because what you find at festivals is space – The space to play, the space to meet, and in the absence of life’s busy schedule: you may find a little space inside your mind.
I say book that festival