I made it! 200 hours of enlightening yoga education under my belt. So, what did I learn? I can name a lot of different muscles and tell you their approximate locations. I know when to use different poses and why (I love the creativity of sequencing!). I know a heck of a lot more then I did about the philosophy and history of yoga. The list goes on…
It’s exciting. I feel like doing cartwheels. At the same time, I am fully aware that this is just the beginning.
So, what is a beginning exactly? I’m no scientist, but I can guess that there is always something that proceeds the beginning. Birth, life, death… something always came before. It is change that accumulates into a great density that we call this “beginning.”
Today I come to you with years of experience working on a changing yoga practice. There have been shifts from fighting it, to loving it, to having “ah ha” moments and then to truly appreciating it when it started to softening the chatter of the mind. After all that, I dove in to my teacher training pregnant (that was a change) and again later as a new mom (also, a change). And now, here I am beginning to teach. Pretty cool. But ya know, what I’m looking forward to the most are the new beginnings yet to come. This yoga practice of mine has already evolved so much over time. I can only hope my teaching yoga practice will do the same.
Here’s to always being a student and always learning. I look forward to learning so much more from my teachers, my students and my world.
This blog goes out to my many teachers, my fellow students and my new students. Thank. you. all.