This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Yoga Journal Live in NYC – a weekend jam packed with yoga and meditation. I am definitely feeling a yoga high. If you don’t know what that is, its basically the feeling that you are on top of the world and you are calm, and open and ready to receive whatever life might throw at you. I hope this feeling lasts forever.
My previous posts have all been very technical, and with this one, I’ll get personal.
I was burnt out. I was teaching anywhere from 6-10 classes a week in addition to my 40 hour a week job and my other weekly commitments. I wasn’t feeling inspired, I couldn’t think of creative sequences, I was barely practicing. I was tired, stressed and lost.
I went to this conference this weekend intending to be a student. Get back to my practice and concentrate on my practice. Very selfish, right? Nope. Not at all. We all need that selfish time for us.
Something funny happened in my selfishness. I was taking a class Saturday morning (day 2) and not only was I thinking about how to apply the tools I was being taught in my personal practice, but I wanted to get back to my students and teach them what I’ve learned. If I’m being honest, I thought of them first.
I am and will always be a student of yoga, but at the core, my passion is to teach that to others.
I am a teacher. I want to share my passion for the practice of yoga, the whole practice, with my students.
I encourage you to shut off your brain and see what appears. It might be just want you need to re-energize your mind, body and spirit.