So, I attended my yoga class this morning as I do most mornings. The studio I attend is very convenient location wise and I really enjoy the ambiance and energy there. Except for one thing… it is directly beneath a loft apartment.
In this apartment, there are big people and little people. The big people smoke cigarettes. I know this because they have a rooftop patio and the air intake for the studio is located on this patio, where the tenants like to smoke. The big people like to vacuum between 9:30am and 10:30am usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays, they like to blast country music from 10am to 11am. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m actually a big fan of country music, but I’m in the middle of shavasana… God Dammit! It’s really hard to meditate and focus while Alan Jackson is crying about a bug in his margarita! Both the big people and the little people have heavy feet… lots of pitter patters… ALL THE TIME, back and forth! It’s so distracting and I’m so irritated by this.
So, what is there that we can do about this? I mean, I understand that as a tenant you need to be able to live your life as you wish. You need to be able to do things when its convenient for you, such as vacuum and clean your house or enjoy a cigarette and a drink on your patio. But is there no courtesy or compromise that we can come to here? I mean, I wish they could join us in class, just so the loft was vacant during that hour. They make me want to scream, “Is it necessary to vacuum during the exact time of the morning class?!” Why is it impossible for them to see that between 11am – 5pm, NOTHING is happening below and we can all live in harmony if they could handle their loud business in that time frame. I dunno… I’m at a loss and it’s not even my studio, I’m just a student, but it’s taking away from my experience!
Any suggestions on how to handle this?