“Serve with a full heart. By making others happy, you make yourself happy.” - Swami Kripalu Wow, what a fitting quote to be asked to reflect upon...
Am I the only yoga teacher who questions my worthiness to lead others in the beautiful practices of yoga? Do others ever wonder if their dedication...
I wondered how often in my life am I exerting effort to make something happen when it’s not actually needed? I can easily go into auto pilot and think I need to keep doing, doing, doing in order to make things happen in my life. I most certainly will exhaust myself with all my efforts but the fact of the matter is that there are situations that don’t require it.
Sometimes even a little bit of something sweet can add up to more than we really need or want.
To be a yogi is to embrace the eternal part of us, but we find our eternal self by being present to the little things in our lives that take effort to see. We may language it differently and practice it in a variety of ways, but what makes us yogis is being present with what we find on the mat, experiencing it fully, and then moving on to the next experience.
We all know what it is like to be in a class and the teacher says the perfect thing for us in that moment or maybe it was just the right asana, pranayama or meditation practice. I’m sure as teachers you have been told you’ve done this by your own students. Sometimes it might be planned and other times it might just happen spontaneously and you don’t even consider what it was or how it happened.
Substitute teaching a yoga class isn’t easy. There’s no need to make it harder on yourself.
All day long, I carry a backpack, filled with a laptop, a thick notebook, my headphones, my keys, my water bottle, some snacks, and usually a sweatshirt for when it gets cold. All day long, I carry this bag from my apartment, to class, to lunch, to more classes, to my favorite study spots, and then back home again at the end of the day. By the end of the day, my back and shoulders are tied up in multiple knots and my neck just wants to take a break. But when I do ragdoll, letting my shoulders and arms lay limp as they dangle in front of my legs, my back loosens, my neck rests, and my body feels balanced once again.
All day long
In a recent poll conducted by Pranakriya’s Board, we asked members to think of their first strong bonding experience with Pranakriya yoga, a moment when they knew the relationship was real at a visceral level, then offer a few words to encapsulate that connection for a computerized word collage. One of the recurring phrases from participants, which showed up larger in the result, was “A PLACE FOR MYSELF.”
Everything!!! Love is one of the most healing and rewarding feelings. Love is pure, love is light, love is free, love is true, love is very near,...
Our words always matter, but especially as yoga teachers leading classes in the real world.
An Interview with the Directors of Basic Prenatal Yoga by Lily Gretz Jacci Gruninger (C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP) founded the prenatal program...
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