Have you noticed how you feel when you take a moment in Sukhasana (Easy Pose) after your yoga practice? Or at the end of your class when you look around and see your yoga students with their faces relaxed and eyes sparkling.
One of my greatest joys in teaching yoga is to witness the transformation and happiness on the faces of my cherished yoga students.
What do I mean by transformation? Each day is different and so we tune in to what we need in our practice. Here are a few examples. The transformation takes place when we started our practice feeling stressed and leave feeling calm and peaceful. It takes place when we started with back pain and leave being pain-free. It shows when we commit to our practice, set an intention, stay open and curious, and leave feeling energetic and happy.
Yoga has definitely been a light on my path and so another great joy of being a yoga instructor is to share the magic of yoga with my students.
While they are their own teachers as they listen to their bodies, I am honored to guide them through a safe and delightful practice.
As we go through our session we practice mindfulness by enjoying the present moment, connecting to our breath, and witnessing of our mind, body and emotions.
Yoga supports us in becoming aware of our thoughts, eases stress and tension and connects us to our emotions and needs.
As we move through the graceful sequence of Sun or Moon Salutations, where each pose counteracts the one before, we are taking our bodies through a well-balanced and complete workout.
However, in my opinion yoga goes beyond the physical. By practicing yoga we are building strengths, flexibility and balance in our body, mind, emotions and spirit! Ah, the magic of yoga!
We are so blessed to guide others on their yoga journey, staying open to what they are teaching us and together appreciate and enjoy the Power of Yoga!
With all my gratitude to you, fellow yoga teachers, for spreading the joy of yoga!
“Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.”