When I started yoga teacher training, I thought I would jump right into teaching when I was done. The surprise for me was that my personal practice has gained the most from my experience in teacher training.
On some levels, I guess this makes sense as I went from a yogi that practiced yoga at most about 3 hours a week in several gym yoga classes to someone that was in yoga 8 hours every weekend.
Before I started the program, I made efforts at Crow and Headstand, but I really could not do them. On the day that we learned headstands and how to teach headstands, I had a lovely head cold. Going upside down was the last thing I wanted to do, so I watched everyone with full intentions of having someone teach me in a few weeks when I felt better.
Time passed and we had moved onto other things and I forgot to have someone teach me. After class finished, I decided I would take some time for myself and not jump right into teaching outside of our home.
I have been focusing on my personal practice and get up most mornings and do a yoga practice. A few weeks ago I decided to add crow and headstand not my practice. Imagine my surprise when I could actually do both of them. Headstand feels a little more stale than Crow and I am not quite ready to do headstand away from the wall, but boy is it lovely to have a little headstand in my life.
I will leave you with this quote from my daily calendar: “We can plan our future – and, we can never really forecast, know, or control how it will turn out.”