Hi yogis! Sorry I have been away for so long – not sure what has gotten into me.
I have been thinking a lot about random things, so I will definitely have some interesting posts for you in the next week or so. Today, though, I just wanted to comment on the fact that there is very little about yoga that I do not like. I even usually like the philosophy of yoga, even though I am not really the philosophy type. I think that I can probably only stand it because I love the asanas so much, the end result is basically nothingness, and it is usually delivered in small doses. Except for today.
Our teacher training workshop for today was the second and third installments of “yoga philosophy”. 6 hours in total. And it was a GORGEOUS day outside. Like, I would gladly give up my left hand if everyday for the rest of my life could be exactly the type of day it was today. 6 hours of philosophy (inside) = torture.
This baby makes a cuter “bored” face than I do, but you get the picture.
The good news is that with every class, every workshop, I am closer to the goal of being a certified yoga teacher. I taught another class this morning as a sub for one of my YTT friends, and I can already see that I am going to love teaching. So much. I cannot understand how someone who was previously as afraid of attention and speaking in front of people as I was could possibly love teaching yoga so much. Isn’t life full of delightful little surprises sometimes?
The first sentence of my horoscope for today: The tendency towards impatience is very strong right now, dear Aquarius.
Alright, obviously this is pretty vague. It is interesting though, that during yoga tonight (prior to reading this horoscope), I was thinking, “OMIGOD-I-CANNOT-WAIT-UNTIL-I-CAN-TEACH-FOR-REALSIES”. Yes, I am actually really excited to have my “RYT” behind my name and teach at a reputable studio (as opposed to teaching my friends in my apartment). However, I have to keep reminding myself that I do not want to miss my entire experience of teacher training while I am looking forward to getting a job teaching. Teacher training is amazing. There is much less practice (except for last night, when we did 18 Sun B‘s in a row… holy moly that is a LOT of Sun B’s) than a normal class. However, we get such a broad depth of knowledge about every aspect of yoga, that it is really helping me out. The workshop this past weekend was particularly helpful in showing some of the incredible benefits that yoga can have on certain populations.
I would not give up the experience of getting to this point in yoga for the world. Every day practicing has been better than the one before. I feel more powerful, flexible, and alive than I have in a long time. I just need to keep that in mind while I am simultaneously looking forward to the next phase.
Hey there yogis! The time between my last post and this one is the amount of time between when I had yoga class! Oh my gosh. Too long. MUCH too long. The good news, though is that tonight was teacher training and there are pretty sweet classes over the next few days. So, no complaints here (unless of course, I am prevented from going to yoga because of work… then I will be a crazy person).
Tonight we got our first real taste of teaching yoga to people. We learned about 10 poses last week and were each assigned one to teach the class. There are about 18 people in the class, so it is actually pretty close to the size of some classes. Then, we broke into groups of two and taught the poses to each other. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. My partner and I spent a lot of time going through the poses – teaching, learning about the ways to get each of us into the posture appropriately. It is so exciting to witness someone actually get into a pose the way it is meant to be done for the first time. The way their eyes light up is just… I cannot even describe it.
Well, this yogini is exhausted, but has a light and happy heart. Off to bed I go to dream about helping people achieve their dreams. Namaste.