Happy Sunday! I wanted to check in with you about my first weekend at the Yoga Tonic studying to be a certified Anusara yoga instructor. It’s a really wonderful experience that I am so grateful to be able to have this opportunity.
Right now, there is a lot of information going into my brain. So much so that my head hurts. I thought going in to this that it would all be happy and go lucky. Don’t get me wrong I really love this practice and I am learning so much. I’m just trying to say that it’s bringing up more emotions than I expected. I thought it would provide me with answers and how to become that glowing yogi that I aspire to be someday, but it doesn’t happen overnight.
We are currently studying the anatomy of movement, Pranayama breathing, embracing the practice, meditation, poses, history, and Sanskrit. Practicing breathing is something completely new to me. I had never realized that breath and emotions go hand in hand. It’s really been helping with my anxiety. Meditation and conscious breathing have really been my go to for some peace with all of the stress I’ve been dealing with lately.
I wanted to see my starting point with flexibility and alignment with this Anusara practice. Anusara is all about alignment, which is why I decided to go with this practice among others. I also thought the timing was perfect. I’ve been struggling with accepting some of the theories in class. It makes sense to me that there is a larger scale, a bigger picture, life experiences bring life lessons, it’s just hard to be grateful for right now.
Please stick through this with me. I could use all of the support I can get. Giving and receiving love is something that is difficult for most people and I’m doing my best to be aware of my weaknesses. My goals are to: dismiss judgment, take time to think of how to speak gently and sweetly, feel peaceful, and always be a student, grow, learn, and evolve. I want to strengthen my practice and not judge myself so much either. Thanks, Namaste!