It's Friday evening and I can't help but think how time is flying. Even though I arrived late to the course I have been here 10 days now and the course has been going 12 days. This week has especially flown by and I'm learning heaps every day which is great. The best thing is that we have started teaching each other and I have taught my second class this evening alon with my partner Ria. We have been split into groups to teach each other for a few days and will also get classes from various other teachers during the week. It's all part of finding our style and learning from different teachers. I have found that since doing my last course and now, I know what I like to so myself and I'm starting to know what I like to teach. Still, I am playing around and finding my feet when it comes to teaching yoga. This is a truly amazing experience and the people I have been surrounded by are incredibly genuine and supportive.
As I mentioned before, I am going to start up a yoga section on my website in the coming days which will feature a few yoga dedicated blogs about my experiences, my advice for anyone thinking of doing yoga teacher training and anything that comes to mind which I fell will help anyone with an interest in all things yoga. I will get this up and running in the next few days and will update it often. When the time comes for me to stay teaching in the real world, it will be featured on this section of the site and therefore you all can follow what I'm doing.
Today was Kriya Friday and we once again performed cleansing techniques which we knew, and learned about new ones. Unknown things can be challenging to us at first but to break that barrier and let yourself experience things without fear or doubt is the key. Today I had faith that I would perform all my cleanses to the best of my bodies ability and I felt great afterwards. Here is me doing Sutra Neti which should only be performed with a teachers guidance at first.
I look exhausted here but it's 7am and id been awake 15 minutes. This technique was tricky at first as we insert a cathadars into the nasal cavity and draw it out the throat, cleaning the cavity before we remove it. It is amazing just before Pranayama and Asana because you can breath very freely and a few people suffering from colds or stuffy noses found relief afterwards. I wouldn't encourage anyone to do this unless you are guided though. I'm just sharing my experience. We went on doing some more techniques and learned about some new ones which was great. Overall, it's been 10 days and I have already learned so much whether I think so or not. Leaving RYP last time had me speechless and a totally changed person and this time I'm excited to see any changes- Although Ive left any expectations at the door.
An open mind leads to open doors!