1. Meditate. Every single day. Mind chatter is intuition’s worst enemy. Learn to turn off the constant stream of chatter so that can begin to hear the small, quiet voice that comes from deep inside. You might call this is your higher Self or whisperings from your Spirit guides or God. It is the same mystery we all use different words to describe. Whatever you call it, it does not waiver.
2. Trust. Trust in your inner voice- that’s God, the Divine, the Universe bursting forth through you as you. Chances are it sounds just like you in your mind, too. The Divine does not make herself known in a blare of trumpets and angels singing, with a voice full of reverb saying, “I command you to ….” It’s you, in partnership with that which is greater than us.
Whether it’s the earrings you want to wear that day, a sentence that comes out when you’re teaching that makes you go, “Wow, that was profound, where did that come from?” or some new thing you want to try. The Universe is connecting the dots of your life long before you can see the big picture. That’s why we have that inner voice to follow. First and foremost, you’ll be satisfied and fulfilled by life because you’re answering the call of the Divine in your actions both large and small. And that’s all you have to do in each unfolding moment.
3. Ask for guidance, help, wisdom in life and every time you teach class. EVERY time you are about to teach class. If you are in a space where you can be alone before students arrive do it there. If not, in your car, on a bench nearby. Make it a ritual. Make it a necessary gift for your students, for the teaching to be what they need. Each day before class sit quiet and ask reach for the connection to your guides, your Self, or the Divine.
Say a prayer along these lines, “Dear Universe, I am so grateful for this beautiful space to teach yoga. May wisdom flow to me and through me to help these students feel better. (Visualize who you anticipate will come to class that day or the specific person if it’s a private) May I come from a place that is warm, open, loving and compassionate. May my students receive what they need. My I feel joy and satisfaction from teaching. Thank you. Amen.”