My January blog... Teacher training success 2015.
I haven't been able to make time to do my blog for a while and this was a post that I wrote back in January 2016!
Its amazing the journey and path I have taken in 1 x year - as I have managed to pack in a lot!! I am so pleased that my yogic career has really started to make a difference helping and healing others. In the past year I have improved on my teaching at lots of different places in the world. From local areas in East Sussex, and London and it has taken me as far afield to Portugal, France, and Sir-Lanka. By incorporating yoga and meditation into my life I have been lucky enough to teach and meet some really amazing pupils from such different backgrounds.
One of the things that I find so inspiring is the commitment of the students. We can all wake up thinking ahh, I'm too tired, I don't have enough time today I'm too busy, I will come to the next one (that is the most classic thing people say). But they come ready and I am happy they are happy!! What I know is, by encouraging yourself to just GET ON THE MAT! Just for 1 x hour the thing is YOU KNOW you will feel soooo much better afterwards. I have had some pupils feeling so genuinely happy and excited to start their day that they can't wipe the smile off their face for the rest of the week.
With this in mind sometimes it can be good to think, how can I prioritize this hour in my life to make me FEEL GOOD?! Baby steps, plans change, priorities change, but your single most important thing in your life is your health. Protecting your mind and body to exist. When I was poorly, I released just how precious life is, and believe me DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED!! I was in hospital thinking, gosh I should have done this or that, I had so much regret and sadness in my life. After the shock and anger had subsided I felt so very grateful for every little thing. When I was allowed to go outside for a hour once it was like even the air made me so happy and grateful for our amazing planet!
So, take time to keep practicing yoga & meditation, even at home. Learn to appreciate people and nature, food and family (or whatever you want to) by focusing on one thing you want to be grateful for in the morning. Write a mantra on a piece of paper and stick in to the wall and smile!!