Is there something your body is telling you to be bold about? Take some time to sit quietly with yourself and see what whispers emerge.
Transitions can be hard: those times where beginnings and endings exist simultaneously. Could ceremony be a helpful way for you to navigate transitions?
I took a good lesson about self-doubt away with me from our most recent yoga teacher training weekend. Admittedly it wasn’t a new lesson, but sometimes we need to learn the same thing many times…
I thought I’d reached that stage in the yoga teacher training learning curve where it would be upwards from now on. How foolish of me!
I recently started teaching yoga to my colleagues. I’m so lucky to have such willing Guinea pigs to practice on. Find out how it felt to teach my first class, despite the newbie nerves.
I spent last weekend learning how to teach yoga for stress and burn-out. But it also taught me a lot about my own meandering journey towards teaching.
I’ve been doing a lot of avoiding lately. Not so much in my asana practice, but more in terms of thinking, processing, studying, and being alone with my thoughts. So what’s going on here?
This is going to sound a little ‘out there’ to the sceptics among you. But for those of you who have done much yoga you will probably have heard that we tend to carry negative emotions in our hips. I had never experienced an emotional release through the physical practice of yoga. Until Monday.
Confession time. As I write this, I’m going through a phase where I have only managed to get myself on my mat at home once a week. This is a hard thing to admit as a yoga teacher in training. But it is a common pattern for a lot of us – we are least likely to take proper care of ourselves when we most need to. So why is it so hard to actually do the things that are good for us?
Something shifted for me at this month’s yoga teacher training. I woke up the next day feeling awake, strong, and present, with an understanding of what I needed to do to restore my energy and absorb all the learning I’d been doing. I also felt a deep sense of gratitude for my healthy body and for this opportunity to learn from my teachers and fellow students.