vulnerability is the best part of us
What I'm healing
First of all, I learned that our vulnerability is the best part of us, and how it can be liberating and nourishing to express this part of myself, and how vulnerability helps connect us. We are one.
I learned that I have to be more gentle with myself, less critical. I have to accept where I’ m now in my life because this is really the best place I could be. Life is perfect like this. I learned to let go and to not be too attached to the reflection of me that I find in the people around me...
It feels like an awakening
When I consider all the weighty issues that I am healing within myself and my students, I keep getting stuck on that word... healing. To call me a "healer" is a bold statement.
I am not a person who enjoys telling others what to do. Hilariously, some students despise that I refuse to take the seat of a commander or an all-knowing guru. I refuse to be on a pedestal. It’s not that I don’t have life-transforming healing practices to share with my students.
What Yoga Really Is
I don’t have a lot of time or resources in my daily life that allows me to think about these ideas that we covered and shared and really marinated. Many people in my life have told me they see positive changes in me since I started and that’s amazing to hear and know that I’ve been able to implement so much of what I’ve learned.
An Unexpected Surprise
I’ve learned that everything I do is yoga if it’s a practice of presence, from sipping coffee to having difficult conversations.
There is an opportunity for yoga practice in every moment. There is an opportunity to get present through the breath in every moment. There is an opportunity to observe what arises, without reacting, in every moment.
Although I would consider myself very rational and spiritual, until fairly recently (last few years) I was more invested in the physical benefits of yoga. This course has absolutely opened my eyes that while the physical part can have great benefits to the emotional and mental self, it is really rooted in a belief system.