Yeah, I’m being a yogi for the next 3.5 weeks.
I decided to take my 200 Hour RYT back in March. There was a lot of chaos and uncertainty in my life then and I sat down one day and asked myself what I really wanted to do. I knew that come July, I may or may not have a job and would have some free time. I’ve run races, I’ve taken other fitness class training, it was time to dive into yoga, head first – blind.
I say blind, because I’ve practiced yoga, however recently, I’ve been off track. And truth be told, after a week of training, I’m in awe of how much there is to know! Humbled is the word.
There are 31 other aspiring instructors in my 200 hour training class, and honestly, they’re awesome! It is such a different group to be a part of. It’s non-competitive, inspirational, and uplifting. Even as we falter trying to pronounce sanskrit, everyone looks on wanting to help, smiling in support. It’s non-judgmental.
Right now, the most difficult part of my training is not learning sanskrit (although that is TOUGH), but rather the meditation and being in my head. We sat and did 15 minutes of meditation last Thursday. I have to assume 5 minutes into it, I wanted to scream. My leg was numb, my mind was running wild, and I just couldn’t calm myself down.
I guess that is what my journey is teaching me. I love this quote from Eat, Pray, Love. I’m learning to control the mind – which is kind of like trying to control the wind at times
Either way, I’m in a love hate relationship with this journey. I feel awesome at times and then other moments push me so far out of my comfort zone that I just want to get up and leave.
We shall see what another week brings!
In case you’re interested, this is how the 200 hour training breaks down in structure.
Have a wonderful week! Namaste.