I had another wonderful weekend at my 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training. On Saturday we had a Workshop "The Wall is With You" which was very interesting.
We joked in class about the things that we as teachers put ourselves through so that our students can get the best experience when they step foot into our class. You want to try to be able to relate to all your clients and understand what they are feeling in a particular Asana...
Even if that means you have to go against the wall and look like a splattered bug on a windshield lol
Yesterday in Philosophy we spoke about the Third Eye Chakra and Mokshapriya lead us through a guided meditation to bring focus to this chakra (I describe it below in my video). Our Third eye, is our "sixth sense" and it's that little voice in your head that sometimes whispers "go down this road instead"...it is our intuition.
Some how we came into a discussion about money and the negative stigma that is attached to it. Mokshapriya reminded us that when we teach, we must get paid; in order for our students to benefit from it. Money is a transfer of energy and in order for someone to benefit from your services they must give you something in return.
Imagine if someone gave you a new car for free and now imagine if you worked really hard and saved up for long time to buy a new car ...which car would you treat with more respect? The one that you didn't earn or the one that you worked hard for?
Yesterday afternoon we had anatomy with Janine (I call her the body whisperer). Janine always knows exactly how to adjust you and just how far she can push us. Yesterday she adjusted me in Uttanasana (standing forward bend); she had me put more weight on the balls of my feet so that I wasn't leaning back. She kept telling me to lean forward and I felt like I was going to fall right over. I said to her "I am going to fall". and she said "don't worry, I'm here" and with those words, I trusted her...
Like I said...she is the body whisperer